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). 

Our funded DPhil positions for a start in October 2017 have now been allocated.

If you are interested in pursuing a DPhil with us please contact the Group Head from the research groups listed here to ask if they have a project and are willing to support your application.

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.   Our graduate admission 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 links above.  Further details about fees and available funding can be found here and further instructions on how to apply can be found in our page Application Procedure for Students.

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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