Research placement and dissertation
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.