Welcome to the Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership.
The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme is a 4-year DPhil*/PhD programme that aims to equip a new generation of researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the most important challenges in bioscience research.
We provide an innovative, individually-tailored training programme that includes taught courses in interdisciplinary skills and the opportunity for DTP students to undertake two exploratory research projects with prospective supervisors in their first year before choosing their main 3-year research project. Students also undertake a 12-week professional internship to gain direct experience of the areas of work into which they can apply their skills.
The DTP also provides training in interdisciplinary skills for students who are supported by BBSRC Industrial CASE (iCASE) studentships. BBSRC iCASE students carry out research projects in collaboration with eligible non-academic partner organisations, and undertake a placement with the non-academic partner organisation during their studies.
Led by the University of Oxford, the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP brings together the expertise and facilities of seven world-class research institutions. These include:
- The Pirbright Institute, the UK’s national centre of research into viral diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans
- Oxford Brookes University, a partner with the University of Oxford in developing regional excellence in bioscience research
- Four research organisations located at Harwell Oxford:
- Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility
- ISIS, which provides national capabilities for neutron science
- STFC Central Laser Facility, which provides state-of-the-art laser technology for experiments in physics, chemistry and biology
- The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH), is a multidisciplinary laboratory specialising in research using Diamond, ISIS and the Central Laser Facility at Harwell
The programme is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with additional support from within the Partnership and from non-academic partners.
Please explore the links above to find more information about the programme and the research training provided, as well as funding available and instructions on how to apply.
For important information regarding EU applicants and students, please refer to this page.
*Note: At the University of Oxford, the degree qualification commonly referred to as a Doctorate of Philosophy or PhD is known as a DPhil.