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Project submissions Now Open

Project submissions from Oxford-based PIs are now open.  

The DPhil in Cancer Science is inviting PIs from across Oxford University’s medical, physical, engineering, data, and mathematical sciences to submit their project ideas for its 2025 intake.

Each year we advertise over 50 projects and appoint up to 15 studentships encompassing clinicians, medical undergraduates and non-clinical/fundamental scientists. Examples of previous projects can be found in the Project Booklet tab on our website.

Clinicians and Medical Undergraduate students are enrolled directly onto 3-year projects

Non-clinical / fundamental science students successfully enrolled onto our 2025 cohort will take on two 6-month rotations within their first year, before deciding on a final 3-year project for the remainder of their DPhil.

When completing your application, you will be asked to summarise a 3-year DPhil research project and stipulate which track of applicant would be suitable for your project. This is necessary for projects for which non-clinical students are eligible, who will initially only be committing to a 6 -month rotation.

We will also be hosting an information session on Monday 13th May, details have been distributed around the mailing list. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to attend, or, if you have any questions then please get in contact via the email below.

 The deadline for 2025 project submissions is midday on Friday 7th June 2024. Completed applications should be emailed to:

Full Guidance 

Application Form