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Video containing advice from the Director of Graduate Studies and two DPhil students on applying to the DPhil in Clinical Medicine (video transcript available here).

How to apply

apply buttonThere are three routes via which you can apply:

  • Via an advertised DPhil theme
  • By submitting your own project proposal as agreed with a supervisor
  • Via an allied funded programme

Applying for an advertised DPhil theme

  1. Contact the supervisor for the theme/s you are interested in to discuss your application and potential projects
  2. Select up to two advertised doctoral themes
  3. Apply online to the DPhil in Clinical Medicine
  4. Follow the application guide when completing the form noting the following:
  • Course Code is 'RD_CM1' and the Programme description is 'DPhil in Clinical Medicine'.
  • Under Proposed supervisor name enter the supervisor(s) you are applying to, listing them in order of preference or indicating equal preference
  • Under Proposed field and title of research project enter the advertised research theme numbers of your chosen supervisors, in order of preference or indicating equal preference
  • If you wish to also apply for other scholarships, you must tick the relevant boxes.
  • All applicants need to provide a personal statement (maximum 500 words), following the guidance in the Supporting Documents section of the Graduate Admissions DPhil in Clinical Medicine How to Apply page.
  • If you are applying for advertised DPhil themes you do not need to provide a research proposal and should not submit one with your application.
  • You do not need to indicate that you are applying for the NDM Prize (as all applications received by the December deadline will automatically be considered for this award). However if you would like to complete this section, please enter 'NDM-Prize' as the scholarship code.
  • A CV should be uploaded which includes full details of your prior university studies and research experience. Please submit your CV in the format provided by the online form. This form will request the same information from all applicants, and will provide this information to the assessors in an identical format. This allows us to ensure that we are comparing all applicants fairly.
  • You will need to ensure, in good time, that your three referees are willing and able to write a reference for you. We must receive your references no later than the application deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that your references are submitted on time.

Submitting your own project proposal

  1. students in a lab looking at a sampleIdentify potential supervisors
  2. Contact supervisors about your research interests/proposal including a copy of your CV and names and addresses of referees.
  3. Agree on a project title and summary with the supervisor(s) who agree to support a proposed project.
  4. Apply online to the DPhil in Clinical Medicine
  5. Follow the application guide when completing the form noting the following:
    • Course Code is 'RD_CM1' and the Programme description is 'DPhil in Clinical Medicine'.
    • Under Proposed supervisor name, Proposed field and title of the research project and Statement of study plans/Research Proposal enter details as agreed with the supervisor(s).
    • All applicants need to provide a personal statement (maximum 500 words), following the guidance in the Supporting Documents section of the Graduate Admissions DPhil in Clinical Medicine How to Apply page.
    • If you decide to submit your own research proposal for your DPhil project, then this should be provided in addition to your personal statement. Your proposal should be written in English and the overall word count should include any bibliography. The research proposal should be a maximum of 500 words. You should combine your research proposal with your statement of purpose/personal statement and upload them as a single document.
    • A CV should be uploaded which includes full details of your prior university studies and research experience. Please submit your CV in the format provided by the online form. This form will request the same information from all applicants, and will provide this information to the assessors in an identical format. This allows us to ensure that we are comparing all applicants fairly.

APPLYING FOR AN ALLIED FUNDED PROGRAMME

Applicants selecting an NDM supervisor when applying for the programmes below will become NDM students on admission:

If you are a Home student you are strongly encouraged to also apply for funded programmes which would support working with an NDM supervisor:

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Shortlisting and interviews

Applications will be assessed by the admissions panel using the criteria as described in this PDF document.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 17, 18 and 19 January 2022. Applicants will need to be available at these times to attend an interview, either remotely or in person.

Disability

We're committed to making reasonable adjustments and addressing any individual support requirements for applicants with disabilities. If you are thinking about applying to Oxford, you can find information about the facilities and support available to students from the Disability Advisory Service.