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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.

News

17th May, 2018

BMS Postgraduate Colloquium

Congratulations to all the students who presented at the BMS Postgraduate Colloquium this week.

11th April, 2018

PCOS research featured in the news

The latest exciting findings from Assoc Prof Rebecca Campbell's lab into the role of brain signalling in polycystic ovary syndrome was featured on RadioNZ on 10th April.

14th March, 2018

Is a man's grey matter the same as a woman's? The documentary features Professor Allan Herbison and Dr Jenny Clarkson and was made with the support of NZ on Air.

9th February, 2018

Dahlia based diabetes drug developed by Physiology researcher ready for human trials

In partnership with Plant and Food Research, researchers will soon begin human trials of a drug made from dahlias.

9th January, 2018

Otago breakthrough in diabetic heart disease

The molecule responsible for heart disease in diabetics has been identified by University of Otago researchers, greatly improving chances of survival.

Next Event

2nd July, 2018

Dr Justin Deniset (University of Calgary)

 
PhD Programme.

MSc

An MSc in Physiology is an exciting and rewarding experience. In the Department of Physiology, the usual route is a PGDipSci (instead of 1st year MSc) followed by 2nd year MSc where you are engaged in full-time research for 12 months (or part-time research for 24 months).

Applying for Masters Thesis entry into the Department of Physiology

Once your 400-level marks are known, all prospective Masters thesis students must submit the following documentation to the Departmental Administrator for vetting by the Head of Department and the departmental Research Committee:

Applications will be assessed by the Departmental Research Committee. A decision on acceptability for admission will be made as soon as possible. If admission is granted, apply formally using the University of Otago application form.

For details on Masters Thesis Scholarship Funding, please download our Graduate Handbook 2016.

Click here for our Postgraduate Handbook for Prospective Thesis students for details on how to apply.

I am passionately devoted to the study of life, and particularly to the higher forms of life. For me the one great question that has dominated my life is: "What am I?" What is the meaning of this marvelous gift of life? The more we know, the more the mystery grows.

Sir John Eccles - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1963