DPhil (PhD) Programme

The Department of Oncology offers to science graduates and clinical research fellows the opportunity to undertake research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree via two courses: DPhil in Oncology and DPhil in Radiation Oncology (1+3). 

The DPhil in Oncology is an up to four-year course with subject areas covering the entire spectrum of oncology. The DPhil in Radiation Oncology (1+3) is a four-year combined MSc and DPhil programme, with subject areas for the three-year DPhil portion covering the spectrum of oncology relevant to the treatment of cancer by radiotherapy and its underlying biological mechanisms. Applicants choose from a list of DPhil projects placed on offer every year by prospective supervisors.

The January admissions deadline has now passed and we remain open to applications for graduate study. Please note that applications received after the 8th January 2018 are not eligible to be considered for university funding.

Applying for a place

Students are strongly advised to contact their prospective supervisor before applying to discuss their interest in the group’s research. Please be aware that some supervisors receive a large number of enquiries from prospective students, so please allow time for a response. Supervisor contact details can be found on their profile pages.

Further instructions on how to apply can be found on our page Application Procedure for Students.

How places are awarded

Our graduate admissions round is highly competitive, and places are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and performance at interview. A full list of our entry requirements can be found by following the respective course links above. Applicants who as part of our admissions process are top-ranked will be automatically nominated for funded studentships through the Oncology Prize Studentship scheme. Further details about fees and available funding can be found here.

DPhil projects for 2018 entry

The list of DPhil projects on offer for October 2018 entry, together with links to the research interests of the supervisors, can be found below.

Application Procedure for Students

How to apply as a prospective new student or for readmission as a continuing Oxford graduate student.

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