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Doctor of Philosophy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Doctoral Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Dec 2022

Campus

Epsom Campus

Summary

The PhD is a globally recognised postgraduate research degree and the highest level of degree you can achieve. PhD students are critical, curious, creative thinkers who undertake original research over at least 3 years.

This course is also offered at overseas locations.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an exciting field of medicine for students with an interest in the health of women and their babies.

The area of women’s health is unique, especially when it comes to childbirth, menstruation and fertility, and as such, patient care is designed to suit the unique needs of the patients.

Obstetrics and gynaecology is about the diagnosis and management of reproductive health and diseases including maternal foetal medicine, gynaecological oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and urogynaecology.

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialisation is aimed at improving the standard of obstetric and gynaecological care provided by general practitioners working in the community. In this specialisation you will undergo practical training and formal training.

Where can Obstetrics and Gynaecology take you?

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to improve the reproductive health of all women and the welfare of babies in their registered medical professional role.

Note: Must be registered with an approved professional body

Programme structure

The University of Auckland PhD is a three-to-four year full-time advanced research degree.

On possible to the PhD programme, you will be enrolled provisionally. By the end of your first year, you must meet a number of goals to be confirmed into the PhD programme, including developing a full thesis proposal. After confirmation, you will continue to work on your research before submitting your thesis for examination after three years and within four years of your start date. The examination process includes an oral exam.

As part of your PhD study, you can take part in our doctoral skills programme, designed to help you achieve success in your research and develop skills for your future. We have a dedicated postgraduate careers advisor, and our library service includes specialist subject librarians to help you in your research. The central School of Graduate Studies provides dedicated support and advice for the doctoral community.

Where could this programme take you?

Our PhD graduates are successful in a wide range of fields and careers, as well as the traditional academic research career path. The PhD gives you extensive specialist and transferable skills, which are sought after in many sectors, including industry and government, and can even help you to develop entrepreneurship skills to run your own startup.

Entry criteria

Masters-level qualification or the equivalent of a bachelor's degree with honours

Evidence of significant research, usually undertaken as part of prior study

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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