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DNA model in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History © Fr Lawrence Lew / Flickr

This graduate course, which is partnered with Diamond Light Source, provides training in structural biology and related biochemical, genetic and cell biological approaches to understand molecular and cellular function. You will spend the first year learning a range of structural biology techniques, usually undertaking two five-month projects in different laboratories including Diamond Light Source, and following taught courses.

Read the full DPhil in Structural Biology course information  on the University of Oxford admissions website.

The UK government has confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in 2019/20 will continue to have ‘Home’ fee status and pay fees at the home rate for the duration of their course.  For more information please see

Rhys Pryce, DPhil student in Cellular Structural Biology Rhys Pryce, DPhil student in Cellular Structural Biology
I was especially attracted by the Wellcome programme because of the opportunity to try different rotations.Read more about Rhys's experiences


The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

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Application Deadline

Closed to applications for 2019-20 entry.  The next admissions cycle, for entry to Oxford's graduate courses in 2020-21, will commence on 2 September 2019.

Programme directors: Professor David Stuart and Professor Mark Sansom

Programme co-director: Professor Yvonne Jones

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

Diamond Light Source

Further Information

Statement of Provision