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Graduate School

Programme Director: Professor Julian Knight

Full DPhil in Genomic Medicine and Statistics course information (University of Oxford admissions website)

This four year DPhil programme trains future scientific leaders who will work at the cutting edge of genomics in biomedical research and enable effective delivery into the clinic.

Students will use and learn about –omics approaches leveraging next generation sequencing including application in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and epigenomics together with genome editing and single cell genomics techniques.

The programme is hosted in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG), which hosts world-leading research groups in disease genetics, statistics, bioinformatics, genomic analysis, protein structure, and functional biology. Close links with Oxford University Hospitals facilitate translational research, further enhanced by the establishment of the Centre for Personalised Medicine (a partnership between WTCHG and St Anne’s College).

The first year includes taught modules (including genomics, statistics, bioinformatics and epidemiology with theoretical and practical classes), a literature review and two short research projects. These will inform the choice of a DPhil project for the final three years of the programme.


The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Application Deadline

The new application cycle for entry in 2018 opens on 1 September 2017.  The deadline for applications to be received is 8 January 2018.

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

Further Information

Statement of Provision