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Interdisciplinary Bioscience DPhil
Course Code | 002455
The Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme is a 4-year DPhil programme that aims to arm a new generation of bioscience researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the most important challenges in bioscience research.
Current research priorities in the programme include:
- Food security
- Bioenergy and industrial biotechnology
- Basic bioscience underpinning health
The DTP provides a flexible, individually-tailored training programme that includes taught courses and the opportunity for students to undertake two twelve-week research projects with prospective supervisors in their first year before choosing their main DPhil research project. Students are initially based at the Doctoral Training Centre and transfer into their chosen research group and department after selecting their main DPhil project.
The DTP's training programme draws on expertise from a wide range of departments across the University. It is also linked to the Plants of the 21st Century Institute and the Oxford Martin Institute on the Future of Food.
How to Apply
The deadlines for the DPhil course are 16 November 2012, 18 January 2013 and 8 March 2013.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a research course comprises:
Applicants to the DPhil in Interdisciplinary Bioscience should provide their research proposal in the form of a short statement of approx. 300-500 words.
The proposal should detail how your background and experience would relate to an area of bioscience research currently undertaken at Oxford, and whether you have a specific interest in one of the priority research areas of the DPhil (i.e. Food science; Bioenergy and industrial biotechnology; Basic bioscience underpinning health).
Students are initially based at the Doctoral Training Centre in the Rex Richards Building, which provides a dedicated teaching space that includes seminar and meeting rooms, an independent library and computer facilities.
The Centre is shared by four interdisciplinary training programmes - Life Science Interface, Systems Biology, Systems Approaches in Biomedical Sciences and Interdisciplinary Bioscience - which provide extensive opportunities for students to interact with students from diverse academic backgrounds.
Students undertake their short projects and DPhil research in host departments across the University, including Biochemistry, Chemistry, Plant Sciences and Zoology, all of which have world class facilities for carrying out a wide range of experimental research.
The Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP programme aims to produce internationally competitive graduates possessing key skills desired by all employers.
Students graduating from the DTP will have the skills needed to succeed in a wide range of scientific careers, including multi-disciplinary bioscience research in both academic and industrial settings.