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The Department of Oncology offers science graduates and clinical research fellows the opportunity to undertake doctoral research leading to a DPhil in Oncology.

The DPhil in Oncology is a 3 to 4 year full time programme, built around a specific research project. You will be admitted directly to a particular research area within a research group or laboratory led by a Principal Investigator, who will be formally appointed as your DPhil supervisor. A range of research projects are offered each year in subject areas covering the entire spectrum of oncology. Please review the list of DPhil projects available for entry in the 2024/25 academic year. 

You will have the opportunity to attend departmental seminars, as well as academic and professional skills training sessions developed specifically for postgraduate research students. The majority of your training will be hands on, either one-to-one or in small groups, in a laboratory environment as you learn the skills you need to address your specific research question.  At the end of your studies you will be assessed via submission of a written thesis of up to 50,000 words and a viva voce (oral examination) with two examiners.