Graduate Studies

Becoming a doctoral student at the University of Oxford

In order to become a student at the Jenner Institute Laboratories, University of Oxford you will need to follow the University's admission procedure as well as secure your own funding.

To find out more about the departmental studentships and other sources of funding, please see Funding & Scholarships and the funding guide for graduate students on the University website.

Please remember to contact your potential supervisor well in advance of the deadline to allow time to review your CV and agree on a possible project you could undertake if your application is successful. The Institute hosts and supervises many PhD students, but does not itself fund studentships. We are unfortunately unable to consider applications without prior guarantee of funding, or a funding application in progress.

DPhil in Clinical Medicine

As a DPhil in Clinical Medicine student, you will conduct research in basic science and/or in clinical medicine. The degree will provide you with research skills, in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in your chosen field of research. Research subjects cover a broad spectrum of sciences related to medicine. Learn more about undertaking a DPhil in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Becoming a doctoral student at The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute has a vigorous postgraduate student programme. This has a three-fold purpose - to produce excellent research scientists in animal health, to make the unique facilities in the Institute available more widely and to strengthen the links between the Institute and the Universities.

The Pirbright Institute has recently formed partnerships with a number of academic and commercial bodies to offer studentships in viral diseases of livestock. These include the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick and Oxford Brookes, Oxford Expression Technologies and Pfizer Animal Health Europe.

A guide for graduate applicants from Africa

Oxford has a vibrant international community. We have nearly 250 graduate students, over 50 undergraduate students and over 50 members of academic staff from Africa. Read more about graduate applications from Africa.