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.

University of Cape Town Exchange Programme


Professor Helen McShane is currently recruiting for the second round of the PhD exchange programme between the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town. The scheme supports 10 Oxford students spending 3-6 months in a collaborating group at the University of Cape Town. 

If you are a PhD student interested in the scheme, please contact your supervisor regarding eligibility. The deadline for the second round of applications is 5pm on Friday 20th January 2017.

If you have any questions relating to this exchange, please contact Helen McShane's PA.


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.