Graduate courses (DPhil, departmental entry route), University of Oxford
Institution(s): University of Oxford
Contact e-mail: See individual departmental websites
Course duration: 3 to 4 years
Course start date (2022): 03/10/2022
Number of students admitted to course per annum and number/proportion studying plant health or crop science: No specific quota
Application deadline(s): (please also note any deadline for applications for funding if different from the deadline for course entry): Please check individual course pages. The majority of application deadlines fall between December to January
Admissions criteria: Applicants should generally hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications: a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant academic subject (e.g. biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science) or a masters degree. Substantive relevant work experience may also be taken into account. Applicants must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency at the University’s standard or higher level depending on the course of study. Applicants are invited to provide information on their socio-economic background during the application process, and this information may be used as contextual information in decision-making by some courses.
Type of funding available: Full funding is available to both home and overseas students through UKRI studentships and University Scholarships.
Course description: Students can explore a wide range of topics in plant health by applying directly to undertake research with a specific supervisor or by joining a structured training programme such as the UKRI-BBSRC funded Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP (see separate entry) and the UKRI-NERC funded Environmental Research DTP. Projects are available across diverse departments, including the Departments of Biology (which will be formed from the merger of the current departments of Plant Science and Zoology in 2022), Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, the Nuffield Department of Medicine and the Mathematical Institute. All students have access to a wide range of training courses through their departments and through the University and the MPLS and Medical Sciences Divisions. These include training and support in entrepreneurship and business skills, teaching skills and wellbeing. All students are members of one of Oxford’s colleges, which provide support, facilities and membership of a friendly and stimulating academic community.
Potential Supervisors: Gail Preston Renier van der Hoorn Paul Jarvis John MacKay Ronelle Roth Francesco Licausi Philip Poole Emily Flashman Christopher Schofield James McCullagh Geraldine Wright Kayla King Michael Bonsall Timothy Barraclough Roberto Salguero-Gomez Daniel Wilson Frank von Delft Peijun Zhang Eamonn Gaffney Azim Ansari Sonia Antoranz Contera David Sauer Alison Woollard Ashleigh Griffin
Examples of career paths followed by graduates from this course: Postdoctoral researcher/research fellow, entrepreneur, industrial R&D, data analyst, science communication.