How to apply: FAQs
You can view the entry requirements to our postgraduate programmes on the University’s DPhil in Primary Health Care page.
We accept applications from candidates of all nationalities.
If you wish to be considered for the divisional funding scheme you need to ensure that your application is submitted and complete (including all references) by the January deadline.
If you have already secured your own funding, you can usually apply later in the year. We advise applying as early as you can to allow for all admissions processes to be completed in good time.
We consider all applications for funded places together in January, so your application will not be treated differently if you apply early. However, you need to submit all relevant documents and references by the deadline in order for your application to be considered. We therefore recommend you apply as soon as you are ready.
If you are not applying for a funded place, you are more likely to get a place at your first choice college if you apply earlier in the year.
We select students for admission without regard to gender, marital or civil partnership status, disability, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or social background.
Places on the programme are limited so we may be unable to make you an offer simply because other applicants were stronger.
We are also only able to make offers when we have adequate supervision available. This may mean that we are unable to make you an offer because your preferred supervisor is unable to take on further students in a given year.
No, you can apply to as many programmes as you like in Oxford; we will not take this into account when we assess your application with us. You will normally need to pay the application fee for each other programme for which you apply.
Yes. You are welcome to reapply. It will help your application if you can clearly demonstrate why your circumstances and qualifications have changed. Please contact your prospective supervisor for advice.
Yes, all graduate students are required by University Regulations to reside within 25 miles of Oxford for a minimum of six terms (two years). We expect our students to keep regular hours and work full time; it is therefore unlikely to be practical for you to be resident elsewhere.
We offer our DPhil in Primary Health Care on both a full-time and part-time basis.
The fees you will pay depend on your fee status. You can find information on the current fee levels using the University’s graduate fees, funding and scholarship search tool.