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.

NDM Summer Internship Scheme


The NDM Summer Internship Scheme is now open for 2018.  The NDM Summer Internship Programme offers Undergraduate and Masters students the opportunity to work in a laboratory environment with an Oxford University Prinicpal Investigator for up to eight weeks. We currently offer several fully-funded awards to China, Japan, Mexico and Brazil. Applications for internships will be accepted until 22 March 2018.

iCASE PhD Opportunity

MRC Enterprise Studentship Programme 2018
(Industrial Case Awards)

An industrial CASE (iCASE) studentship is available for doctoral study at Oxford, to start in October 2018, as part of the MRC Enterprise Studentship Programme 2018 (Industrial CASE Awards). Applications must be received by 12 noon (UK time) Friday 6th April 2018.

The studentship is fully-funded for four years with a starting stipend of £20,000 p.a., increasing to £24,000 by year 4, plus tuition fees, a research training support grant and travel expenses for conferences or collaborations. The studentship will be based in the University as part of the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership, and will also involve close collaboration with a commercial partner. 

For information on how to apply, go to: