How to apply
The application window for both the DPhil in Primary Health Care and the DPhil in Translational Health Sciences for 2023/24 entry is open. The main funding deadline for applications is Friday 09 December 2022; however we will stay open to new applications past this point and further funded opportunities may be available later in the cycle.
To apply for a place on the DPhil in Primary Health Care or DPhil in Translational Health Sciences you will need to submit an application using the online application form.
We recommend that applicants choose to apply to work with a specific supervisor after reading their supervisor profile. You are strongly advised to contact your prospective supervisor(s) in advance of application to discuss potential projects or directions for research you may be able to take. This is to ensure that there is a good fit between the student and the team and is considered an integral part of the admissions process. Please be aware that some supervisors receive a large number of enquiries from prospective students, so please allow time for a response and keep your message brief and to the point.
Supervisor contact details can be found by clicking on their profile pages found here. Please note that any conversations with potential supervisors are not part of the selection process.
The personal statement:
- Your statement should be written in English and explain your motivation for applying for the course at Oxford, your relevant experience and education, and the specific areas that interest you and/or you intend to specialise in.
- If possible, please ensure that the word count is clearly displayed on the document.
- Your statement will be assessed for your previous research experience, including methodological skills and evidence of your commitment to the topic and to continued study.
- You should include the research area (s) that you are interested in, your current knowledge and outline topics for a DPhil. You should also include the names of at least one, and up to three, potential supervisors.
It is normal for your ideas subsequently to change in some ways as you investigate the evidence and develop your project. You should nevertheless make the best effort you can to demonstrate the extent of your research question, sources and method at this moment.
Course-specific information on the supporting materials required and how your application will be assessed can be found on the University’s pages DPhil in Primary Health Care and DPhil in Translational Health Sciences. You can find full details on the application process in the University’s application guide.