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two students © Keiko Ikeuchi

Between May and August, students will undertake a 12-week research placement that leads to a dissertation (in the form of a draft publication appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed journal). The purpose of the placement is to develop and deepen an appreciation and understanding of concepts and skills learnt during the course, and to apply them to a real world situation through independent study.

The majority of past students have completed their placements in the UK (mostly in Oxford), however, a small number of students have chosen to conduct their placements overseas.

Examples of MSc dissertation titles

  • The association between speech-in-noise hearing impairment and incident dementia in the UK Biobank
  • Associations between changes in eGFR and albuminuria with risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: analyses from 90,000 English primary care patients
  • The burden, treatment, control and consequences of hypertension in Cuba
  • Ethnic differences in adiposity in The Malaysian Cohort
  • Factors associated with place of death: analysis of decedents in the Million Women Study cohort (1996-2017)
  • Soy isoflavone intake and vegetarianism in relation to breast cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Oxford cohort
  • The association between satellite prophages and disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receipt in marginalized communities of Tamil Nadu, India
  • Patient outcomes in two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic: Baseline risk scores in the RECOVERY Trial
  • Mortality risks associated with delayed discharge from hospital: an analysis of electronic health records
  • Trends in hospital care use in Harbin (2008-2015) using data from the China Kadoorie Biobank
  • Estimating the effect of ICU-acquired antibiotic resistant infections on excess length of stay and economic costs
  • Characterising the determinants of multidrug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia: A retrospective analysis of 2,000 P. falciparum genome sequences
  • Long term trends in admissions to hospital for primary care sensitive conditions for children aged under 15 in England
  • Risk factors for maternal mortality in nine empowered action states in India
  • Temporal trends in the incidence of autism spectrum disorders in children and variation in diagnosis rates in the UK.