Education & Training
DPhil and MSc by Research
Welcome to the Departmental Graduate Studies website. The Director of Postgraduate Studies is Dr Alison Ward. The Graduate Studies Committee is responsible for all graduate affairs in the department.
Direct entry DPhil and MSc by Research
We have up to 20 postgraduate students at any one time for research towards a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil.) degree, which is the University of Oxford’s equivalent of a PhD. Details of all our supervisors can be found here.
We are a well-funded department, able to offer graduate students plenty of space and facilities. Students also benefit from our close proximity to colleges, libraries and other facilities.
We provide a comprehensive training programme for graduate students, which includes an induction, a series of seminars and access to training in a wide range of transferable skills.
For 2015/16 we have a number of full-time studentships that cover university and college fees and living costs. These are funded by a number of bodies including the Medical Research Council, the NIHR, Clarendon Funds and University Colleges. They are awarded on a competitive basis.