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

March 2021
  • We are recruiting to studentships in partnership with the Rosalind Franklin Institute, please see here for further details, applications close on 26th March 2021.
  • A studentship in memory of one of our founding academics, Chris Hawes, is available through Oxford Brookes University. Further information and details on how to apply are here. The closing date is 2nd April 2021.
  • The iCASE projects 'Physiological cross-talk between the liver and gut in healthy aging' and 'Novel flow devices and development of process automation for H2-driven biocatalysis' are accepting applications until 16th April 2021.
  • The Doctoral Training Centre is looking for a Finance and Admin Assistant.  If you know anyone who might be interested in this varied role, please refer them to the University job search pages. The vacancy id is 150045 and the closing date for applications is midday on 31st March 2021.  Further enquiries to Sam Taylor (samantha.taylor@dtc.ox.ac.uk). 
February 2021