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 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 65 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 email Graduate Studies Enquiries.
The NDM offers summer internships to undergraduate and Masters students from Oxford and its partner universities. We have specific schemes for students from China, Japan and Brazil as well as CUHK in Hong Kong and NUS in Singapore. Interns are admitted following a selection process and an interview. The number of interns is strictly controlled. The department will help with visas, accommodation and a stipend to cover living expenses. More details are available from Graduate Enquiries.
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
The NDM also supports a one year taught course in integrated immunology.