Research course

Dermatology

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Medicine
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Candidates who wish to register for a PhD will be required to possess a first degree with at least 2:1 (or international equivalent) classification; candidates who wish to register for a DM will require a registrable medical qualification. Evidence of research activity, including BMedSci or BSc degrees, will be an advantage; candidates who wish to register for an MRes, MSc (by research) or MPhil degree will be required to possess a first degree with at least 2:2 (or international equivalent) classification.

Months of entry

February, April, July, October, December

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559