Gwyddorau'r Golwg

Research is currently aligned with four themes comprising Visual Neuroscience, Retinal Degeneration & Ageing, Structural Biophysics and Visual Rehabilitation. This breadth of research enables a truly multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to the investigation of vision and visual disorders. Students are drawn from a wide variety of scientific backgrounds, including Psychology, Physics, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Zoology etc., as well as Optometry.

The School appreciates the importance of a supportive and encouraging environment for postgraduate students. All research students have dedicated computer and desk space in an office shared with other students. Regular meetings with the respective PhD supervisory team ensure that satisfactory progress is maintained. The School provides a diverse programme of transferrable skills training, which complements the University Graduate College Programme. Part of the personal development of postgraduate research students includes the ability to present research findings. To this end, the School provides funding for each postgraduate student to attend at least one major national/ international conference, in addition to the frequent opportunities for each student to present their work to peers at School research group meetings, the School seminar series and the annual School research poster competition.

A PhD by research at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences is based around a specific, well-defined research topic. All students have regular meetings with their supervisory team, as well as an advisor who is not directly involved with the project, and is able to objectively monitor the progress of the research, and to provide independent guidance. In addition to the core research topic, the School provides a diverse programme of transferrable skills training, which complements the University Graduate College Programme.

Nodau'r rhaglen

To provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and expertise for post doctoral/lectureship positions in neuroscience, molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology and vision science as well as for research positions in industry, the Health Service, scientific informatics and science writing.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • International centre of excellence
  • Laboratory suites equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cell and organ culture, histology, neuroscience, protein analysis, molecular biology, gene transfection, molecular genetics, absorption/emission spectroscopy, and microscopic imaging
  • Has made a number of novel discoveries in the context of this theme:
    • Identification of the gene responsible for the major form of optic atrophy
    • Lipofuscin is a photoinducible free radical generator that causes cell dysfunction
    • Matrix metalloproteinases are upregulated in the development of myopia in mammals and identification of a new member of the MMP family
    • Damage to the centrifugal visual system alters eye development and its retractive state, suggesting that the brain influences emmetropisation
  • Developed innovative experimental or genetic models for studying corneal transplantation, ocular development, glaucoma and optic atrophy, neural tracing, oxidative damage to the retina and a variety of eye diseases
  • Supported by grants from the MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR/NISCHR, EU, Medical Charities, Health Service and the private sector

Ffeithiau allweddol

Math o astudiaeth Amser llawn, rhan amser
Cymhwyster PhD
Hyd amser llawn PhD 3-4 years
Hyd rhan-amser Opportunities available
Derbyniadau Ionawr, Ebrill, Gorffennaf, Hydref

The School appreciates the importance of a supportive and encouraging environment for postgraduate students.

All research students have dedicated computer and desk space in an office shared with other students. Regular meetings with the respective PhD supervisory team ensure that satisfactory progress is maintained.

The School provides a diverse programme of transferable skills training, which complements the Doctoral Academy Programme. Part of the personal development of postgraduate research students includes the ability to present research findings. To this end, the School provides funding for each postgraduate student to attend at least one major national/ international conference, in addition to the frequent opportunities for each student to present their work to peers at School research group meetings, the School seminar series and the annual School research poster competition.

Skills developed

This course aims to provide the graduate with a skillset, which will advance them towards the goal of becoming an independent researcher.

In addition to research project specific skills, graduates can expect to develop transferrable research skills in areas such as study design, statistical analysis, scientific writing, research governance and ethics, and presentation of research findings.

The School seminar series provides the opportunity for graduates to widen their general understanding of Vision Research. There are also opportunities to develop teaching skills, through supervision of the undergraduate course, and the Doctoral Academy provides courses addressing diverse aspects of generic skills training, such as computing skills, time management, rapid reading, and careers planning.

The following is a list of the school's current research areas:
  • Genetic models of eye disease
  • Understanding and preventing corneal dystrophies
  • Gene transfer
  • Structure of the optic nerve head in the healthy and glaucomatous eye
  • Pupillary, accommodative and eye movement disorders
  • Impact of neural plasticity on eye disease
  • Ageing and cell dysfunction
  • Oxidative damage and retinal dysfunction
  • Stem cell biology
  • Light damage to the eye
  • Mechanisms and prevention of neural cell death

Amgylchedd ymchwil

The School appreciates the importance of a supportive and encouraging environment for postgraduate students. All research students have dedicated computer and desk space in an office shared with other students. Regular meetings with the respective PhD supervisory team ensure that satisfactory progress is maintained. The School provides a diverse programme of transferable skills training, which complements the University Graduate College Programme. Part of the personal development of postgraduate research students includes the ability to present research findings. To this end, the School provides funding for each postgraduate student to attend at least one major national/ international conference, in addition to the frequent opportunities for each student to present their work to peers at School research group meetings, the School seminar series and the annual School research poster competition.

Meysydd ymchwil

Ymchwilio Clinigol a Gwyddorau'r Golwg

Clinical Investigation and Vision Sciences is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

Bioffiseg Adeileddol

Structural Biophysics is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

Niwrowyddoniaeth Weledol

Visual Neuroscience

Those who successfully gain their research degree generally find employment commensurate with their academic achievement within six months of graduation. Positions include postdoctorate or lectureships within Universities, senior appointments within NHS Trusts, professional service appointments within major optometric companies, pharmaceutical, and other industry employment such as Novartis, Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Arian

Funding is available periodically from a range of sources including the UK Research Councils, medical charities (e.g. Fight for Sight, College of Optometrists, NERC, etc.), and industry.

Enw Gorffen
PhD in Vision Sciences: Investigations into visual crowding 20 Mehefin 2018

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE

Mynnwch y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am ffioedd ôl-raddedigion.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE

Mynnwch y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am ffioedd ôl-raddedigion.

Suitable for graduates in optometry, medicine, psychology, social science, physics, biology, biochemistry, mathematics or any relevant scientific discipline.
A First or Upper Second class UK Honours degree, Masters degree, or equivalent is required.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

In addition, depending on the nature of the project, bench fees may be required.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency of or equivalent to grade 6.5 IELTS.

There is no formal deadline for application to this programme.

Gofynion Iaith Saesneg

Fel arfer, mae disgwyl i ymgeiswyr nad yw’r Saesneg yn famiaith iddynt fodloni gofynion y Brifysgol (e.e. 6.5 IELTS). Gweler ein canllawiau am ein Gofynion Iaith Saesneg am ragor o fanylion.

Proses gwneud cais

The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July

Cyswllt

Cyswllt/Cysylltiadau Academaidd

Tony Redmond

Gwneud cais

Gwneud cais nawr
Gostyngiad o £3,400 mewn ffioedd dysgu i fyfyrwyr cymwys o Gymru a’r UE sy'n dechrau gradd meistr ym mis Medi 2018.

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