Other DPhil Programmes

Students can do research in the Department on two types of DPhil Programme. Most students in the Department are on the direct-entry DPhil programme in Molecular Cell Biology in Health and Disease. On this programme they join their chosen supervisor's laboratory at the beginning and start their main project. Other student are on structured DPhil programmes, in which they rotations through different laboratories in this and other Departments in the first year, before starting their main project.  

Structured DPhil Programmes

These programmes, which are hosted by the Medical Sciences and the Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences Doctoral training Centres have  a first year that involves rotations through two or more supervisors' laboratories before the student begins their main research project. Group leaders in this Department can supervise students on the following programmes:


Clinically qualified candidates wanting to do a DPhil in this Department should consider applying to the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellowships Scheme for Clinicians 

Other schemes

The NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programme is for students from the United States to undertake collaborative four-year DPhil training based in both Oxford and the intramural campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at Bethesda (Maryland, USA).

Wellcome Trust and National Institutes of Health four year PhD studentships provide the same opportunity for students from the UK, EU, Iceland, and Norway