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Important information

Please note that these are simply potential project ideas - no specific funding is attached unless otherwise stated in the project description; however at least two successful applicants will be awarded funding through the department and all applications are considered for funding through a competitive process. For information on funding and scholarships please see here. 

Applicants are also welcome to submit their own project ideas.

Those wishing to apply for one the below projects will still need to present their own research proposal at interview. Your proposal should expand on the basic outline published below and should demonstrate: your knowledge and skills in the area; your ideas of how to approach the topic; any areas of your specific interest within the broader area specified and how you see the project developing during the course of your DPhil.

Please check our course pages here for entry requirements and details on how to apply.

How to contact us:

If you have any questions about the process, please contact our Graduate Studies Officer, Daniel Long (; for questions about the projects, please contact supervisors directly.

> You can also send us a question or express your interest in applying here


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