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The Online Programme in Sleep Medicine leads to a PGDip or MSc. It is hosted by the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi), in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. The SCNi brings together world leading expertise in basic and human sleep and circadian research, and in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders.

The student body

This post-graduate course has so far enrolled 181 students across 55 countries worldwide, representing more than 24 disciplines and professions. Our course has attracted physicians and healthcare professionals, including respiratory physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, geriatricians, GPs, specialists who are focused on ‘behavioural sleep medicine’ (e.g. clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists), clinical neurophysiologists as well as applied sleep scientists, sleep technologists, and nurses. We have also enrolled students who are relatively early in their careers, recently graduating from undergraduate education. 

Students interact with each other during the weekly online discussion groups, lead and moderated by core teaching staff. While the course is almost entirely online, our students build collegiate working relationships and networks, forging bonds that transcend global boundaries.