Other Medical Sciences Programmes
There are many DPhil programmes offered by other departments within the Medical Sciences Graduate School, which place applicants with supervisors in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. Of particular note are the programmes hosted by the Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre, which include those funded by the Wellcome Trust and the British Heart Foundation. The majority of these programmes are fully-funded.
MRC ENTERPRISE STUDENTSHIP PROGRAMME 2022 (INDUSTRIAL CASE AWARDS)
Eight industrial CASE (iCASE) studentships are available for doctoral study at Oxford, to start in October 2022. Each iCASE studentship is fully-funded for four years with a stipend of the UKRI stipend level + £2,500 p.a., all course fees paid, plus a research training support grant.
Three iCase projects with supervisors from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) have been advertised on the Medical Sciences Division website. Successful candidates for these RDM-based projects will be enrolled on the RDM DPhil in Medical Sciences.
To make a formal application for one of the projects listed below, please complete the University’s online application form for the RDM DPhil in Medical Sciences.
Please use the reference code iCASE in the funding section. You will not need to use a funding reference code for any of the other non-iCase RDM projects since they are automatically considered for the WIMM Prize and RDM Scholars Programme provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
You will need to provide a CV outlining your academic achievements and relevant experience, and a personal statement (500 words max) detailing your interest and fit for the studentship. Note that no project proposal is required for the iCASE studentship applications.
You can make an application for a combination of RDM iCASE and other RDM projects using the same application form. You can name up to three RDM supervisors on an application for the RDM DPhil in Medical Sciences.
- Inter-vendor standardisation and quality assurance of quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1-mapping for clinical practice and trials
Lead supervisor: Prof Stefan K. Piechnik; commercial partner: General Electric Healthcare (GEHC)
- Determining the relevance of metabolic pathways as a therapeutic target in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) cirrhosis
Lead supervisor: Prof Leanne Hodson; commercial partner: Ochre Bio
Lead supervisor: Dr Ladislav Valkovič; commercial partner: RAPID Biomedical GmbH
MEDICAL SCIENCES DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE 4 YEAR PHD PROGRAMMES
The DTC programmes are structured 4 year DPhil programmes; applications and admissions for the separate themes are handled by the DTC. The awards are generous, and although the fees are covered at the Home rate, International students who are offered places may get additional funding via a Clarendon Scholarship.
The first year of each programme consists of taught courses or laboratory rotations, after which the students are assigned a Department and spend three years of independent research in a single laboratory (in this respect, the programme differs from the RDM Scholars Programme and WIMM Prize, which are for 4 years in a single laboratory). Supervisors in the RDM participate in the following programmes:
- Genomic Medicine and Statistics
- Cancer Science
- Cardiovascular Science
- Ion Channels and Membrane Transport in Health and Disease (Oxion)
A*STAR-UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD DPHIL PROGRAMME
This scheme provides four-year scholarships consisting of two years of study at the University of Oxford and two years at a A*STAR Research Institute in Singapore. It is open to Singaporeans, Singaporean Permanent Residents and ASEAN Nationals. Applicants interested in RDM projects are welcome to contact the principal investigators.