Graduate Students

Our graduate students’ community comprises around 70 post-graduate students from over 30 countries. Here you can find out all you need to know about applying to do a PhD at the Dunn School, what projects are available, and why we are the best place to start your career.

A DPhil is the Oxford name for a PhD. Doing a DPhil in Molecular Cell Biology in Health and Disease at the Dunn School is the best way to start your research career. Every year we admit up to 16 students from all over the world and provide them with 4 years of hands on research experience, comprehensive training and a full range of opportunities to develop their potential and become the future leaders in their field of choice. Full funding is provided, including a generous living stipend, regardless of nationality. Applications are now open for PhD projects starting next year.

If you miss our PhD funded programme deadline, there are also other ways to do your PhD at the Dunn School.

The Dunn School is one of the UK’s leading biomedical departments, with a spectacular history and a fantastic ongoing research output. We are very proud of our PhD programme, and take very seriously our responsibility to recruit, mentor and train the best graduate students from across the world as they start their research journey. The success of our supervision and training is evidenced in the thriving careers that our students lead after their time with us, including in academia (e.g. Nobel Prize winners, head of major national and international scientific organisations), and also in consultancy, entrepreneurship, medicine, law and public service. We are located in central Oxford, adjacent to the beautiful University Parks and in the thriving South Parks Science Area.

About Our PhD Course

Doing a DPhil in Molecular Cell Biology in Health and Disease at the Dunn School is the best way to start your career.

How to Apply

Find out more about how to apply for our PhD programme, including deadlines and application requirements.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association is run by volunteers and actively contributes to student life, helping maintain a social and supportive graduate student community within the Dunn School.