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Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre

The Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (MSDTC) accommodates the interdisciplinary, cross-departmental DPhil programmes in medical sciences. 

Most are structured DPhil programmes, which provide students with the opportunity to undertake two or three 'rotation' projects and relevant course work in their first year of each four-year structured programme The main doctoral project starts in the second year of each programme. Most of our programmes receive external core-funding, and currently from the Wellcome Trust (WT), British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and EPSRC.

The MSDTC also accommodates the direct-entry three-year DPhil for Clinicians in Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, funded in the majority by the Wellcome Trust, the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars’ Programme, and the new DPhil in Cancer Science programme funded by CRUK which welcomes applications from clinicians, basic scientists, and medical undergraduates.

Two exciting new DPhil programmes in Health Data Science and Computational Discovery complete the picture.

Each programme has a distinctive intellectual flavour, designed to nurture independent and creative scientists. Students are supported in their development through:

  • supervision and mentoring by world-class academics training in a wide range of research techniques
  • development of student resilience and maintenance of mental health and wellbeing from the start and throughout each programme.

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