The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP is an inclusive and innovative four-year graduate training programme, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UKRI-BBSRC). It aims to equip a new generation of researchers with the skills, insight and knowledge needed to tackle the most important challenges in bioscience research.

The programme is led by the University of Oxford, in partnership with eight world-class research organisations: The Pirbright Institute, Oxford Brookes University, Diamond Light Source, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, STFC Central Laser Facility, The Rosalind Franklin Institute, the Research Complex at Harwell and the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO).

The course admits students who wish to conduct fundamental and applied bioscience research. Students from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply including students with degrees in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Computational and Mathematical Sciences.

Research areas include: Integrative Plant and Animal Biology, Mechanistic Molecular and Cellular Bioscience, Transformative Technologies, Bioscience for Health, Animal Health and Welfare, Crop Science, Industrial Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals.


Mission Statement

Our Mission
We aim to deliver training that will enable a new generation of researchers to drive forward the frontiers of bioscience, and to translate this research into high-impact applications.

Our Vision
We aspire to be a world-leading partnership that inspires, enables and supports both staff and students to achieve their full potential in order to enrich scientific knowledge, tackle global and industrial challenges, and benefit the wider community. We are distinctive for our world-class research and facilities and our collaborative, interdisciplinary training approach.

Our values
We aim to create a community that is innovative, inclusive and collaborative, in which everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.



DTP 2019 cohort visiting the Pirbright Institute

The 2019 DTP cohort on a trip to the Pirbright Institute


November 2020
We're hosting a Q&A session for potential applicants at 3pm on Wednesday 16th December. Register on our eventbrite page to receive further details.  

October 2020
Our iCASE studentships for 2021 entry are now available and open to applications 

June 2020
Congratulations to Mirjam Hazenbosch (DTP2016) and Elizabeth Dellar (DTP2016), who won the 2020 Impact Award for Social Impact, and to runner-up Steven Walsh (DTP2016)

May 2020
Congratulations to Hayley Knight (DTP2016), who won this year's Impact Award for Public Engagement and Outreach, and to the runner-ups Eleanor Mitchell (DTP2018) and Sarah Skeels (DTP2015)

April 2020
Congratulations to Harriet Lester (DTP2016), who won this year's Impact Award for Enterprise and Innovation

13th March, 2020
The DTP has moved to Keble Road (see Contact Us)