Graduate Studies


Graduate Studies in the Nuffield Department of Medicine

The Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) is one of the largest and most highly regarded departments of medicine in Europe and noted for the wide range and excellence of its basic and clinical research (rated 5* in research assessment exercises).

The NDM is just as renowned for its work in basic sciences as more clinical or applied work. Much of the £130 million per annum grant income is spent on understanding the most basic principles of biology and disease pathogenesis.

As well as its research and clinical commitments in Oxford, the department has major overseas programmes in Thailand, Vietnam and Kenya. The NDM admits about 60 graduate (postgraduate) students each year for study and research towards a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree, which is the University of Oxford's equivalent of a PhD. 

For more information please see our NDM Studentship podcast or email Graduate Studies Enquiries.


Applications for NDM Prize Studentships 2017 now open

Applications are now open for the NDM Doctoral Prize Studentships. The studentships are fully-funded 4 year awards that are open to outstanding students of any nationality without restriction. Successful students are full members of the University of Oxford and receive a stipend of £18,000 per year. In addition, all University and College fees are fully paid. 

More details on the application process and the range of projects are available on our website. Individual supervisors can also be contacted via email about their projects. The closing date for applications is Friday 6th January 2017 at 12noon GMT. Interviews will take place on the 24th and 25th January 2017.


Doctoral Programmes

We offer doctoral projects in the following themes:

Places on our programmes are awarded on the basis of excellence but we are able to offer full funding for students of all nationalities.