A student in a lab looking through a microscope
Microscope study in the laboratory
(Image Credit: Zachary Domach / Graduate Photography Competition)

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Division houses some of the strongest biomedical research in the world; Oxford is repeatedly placed first in clinical, pre-clinical and health in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. 

The Medical Sciences Division’s 2,000 researchers cover a wide range of research, from atomic-resolution molecular structural biology to epidemiology as applied to very large populations. This enables students to work on virtually any biomedical problem. The division provides a stimulating and challenging environment for nearly 1,800 talented graduate students with excellent new facilities and close personal supervision by world-class researchers.

The course titles below do not fully reflect the wide range of research projects available. You can use the Medical Sciences Graduate School website to identify opportunities and courses based on your area of interest.

All candidates who apply by the December deadline are automatically considered for full funding awards, irrespective of their nationality (with the exception of MSc in Clinical Trials, MSc in Applied Digital Health, DPhil in Computational Discovery and DPhil in Chemistry in Cells for which a January deadline is used). The majority of students accepted by the Medical Sciences Division secure full funding, covering both fees and  living expenses.

Courses offered by the division

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