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Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (October/November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. The part-time taught MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences provides practising clinicians or those with a degree in biomedical or biological sciences with an academic training in the sciences underlying musculoskeletal diseases, promoting an understanding of the ways in which research can be used to improve knowledge and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. This course is not accepting applications this cycle, but is expected to reopen to applications in the next admission cycle. The information on this page has been retained to provide an indication of the course content in previous years. Fees and costs are only valid for the year which is shown and will usually increase annually. The University is under no obligation to deliver the same course in the future. This page may be updated at any time prior to the course re-opening to applications. This is a biennial course and is designed to complement any graduate clinical teaching that you may be receiving as part of a specialist training programme. Completing the course will provide a firm foundation for students wishing to progress to full-time doctoral research. The programme consists of five modules, studied part-time over two years. Attendance at the University is required for short residential sessions of four to five days that take place eight times over the two years. These sessions can be delivered as lectures, small group sessions, problem-based learning scenarios and evaluation of academic papers. There will be no flexibility in the dates of attendance and all compulsory teaching dates are provided prior to the start of the course. It is recommended that students meet with their supervisors during these weeks. However this is not compulsory and the dates/frequency of these meetings are determined by mutual agreement between the student and supervisor. Modules include:

  • Musculoskeletal Diseases: Scientific Principles
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases: Applied Clinical Sciences
  • Research, Statistics and Epidemiology
  • Advanced Orthopaedics
  • Advanced Rheumatology.
Teaching methods include lectures, small group sessions, problem-based learning scenarios and evaluation of academic papers. In addition, you will be expected to undertake self-directed learning in your own time, to build on the information provided in the teaching sessions. Supervision The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Medical Sciences Division and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Medical Sciences Division. It is recommended that students meet with their supervisors during these weeks. However this is not compulsory and the dates/frequency of these meetings are determined by mutual agreement between the student and supervisor.


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For complete and up-to-date information about fees and funding for this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas.
Musculoskeletal Sciences at University of Oxford - UCAS