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MPhil Endocrinology & Diabetes

University of Manchester

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme description

Our MPhil Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Endocrinology is the study of hormones: chemical messengers secreted into the bloodstream by specialised cells from particular tissues and organs. Every cell in the body is under hormonal regulation. Hormone action can also be autocrine (the same cell) or paracrine (neighbouring cells) making growth factors and many cytokines part of endocrinology. The goal for clinical endocrinology is to improve care for patients with disorders of the hormone-secreting organs or defective hormone action on target cells.

Diabetes is defined by a failure to control circulating glucose levels within set limits due to inadequate amounts and/or action of the hormone insulin. Insulin is secreted from the beta-cells of the pancreatic islets and regulates much of the body's metabolism, not just glucose levels. Cellular damage due to long-term diabetes affects many organs and tissues including the eyes, kidneys, nerves and the heart. Because of this complexity and importance, diabetes has grown into its own specialty alongside endocrinology. Our principal investigator-led research spans discovery science in the laboratory translated through to internationally-funded clinical trials and innovative new treatment strategies, such as islet transplantation.

Research activities within this programme run from fundamental basic research through to clinical translation and patient based research. An integrated 'bench-to-bedside' translational approach is essential for understanding the underlying mechanisms responsible for regulating our physiology in both health and disease. Working together in purpose-built facilities provides for a stimulating and cutting-edge environment.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,500per year

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 35 12

    4th out of 77

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 76%

    14th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    27th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 70%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    11th

    33
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    20th

    6

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