Research course

Dermatology

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Medicine
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

See school website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology (CEBD) focuses on health technology assessment and epidemiology as applied to people with skin problems. The centre at King’s Meadow Campus currently hosts 27 research staff, and is led by Professor Hywel Williams and Professor Kim Thomas.

We are sometimes able to host clinical research fellows through external funding opportunities which are advertised nationally. We lack the senior capacity at present to host external PhD students.

The centre houses the Cochrane Skin Group, which identifies research priorities through systematic reviews, which are then picked up and addressed by the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network – a national network of mainly dermatologists who conduct independent randomized controlled trials. We run a portfolio of around five national clinical trials.

We also conduct important methodological work especially into the field of childhood eczema. The centre is also running a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Programme Grant on identifying and reducing uncertainties in the treatment of people with skin diseases.

Themes of the Applied Programme Grant include prevention of eczema, treatment of eczema, vitiligo, squamous cell carcinoma and a national clinical trial of treatments for pyoderma gangrenosum. Over the next five years, the CEBD will continue to increase its portfolio of independent clinical trials by expanding into Europe and then globally.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Medical School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
PGT Administrator
Email
msctnir@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 823 0018