Prospective Graduate Students

The Dunn School is a dynamic and growing Department located in the South Parks Road Science Area in the heart of Oxford. The Department provides an outstanding environment for undertaking a DPhil, the University of Oxford’s equivalent of a PhD. We admit about 15 graduate students each year but also accommodate students admitted to one of the Doctoral Training Centres.  Altogether we have around 60 DPhil students at any one time, with the majority from outside the UK. 

As a graduate student at the Dunn School you will be guided by a team that includes your main supervisor, as well as a Graduate Advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Anton van der Merwe. Your Graduate Advisor will be another experienced Group Leader in the Department. You will also be supported by Lucinda Risius, the Graduate Studies Administrator. Your supervisor may also appoint a senior member of their laboratory to provide day-to-day support at the bench.