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The University's premises for research students in genomic medicine and statistics © (c) Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre

This four-year DPhil programme aims to train future scientific leaders who will work at the cutting edge of genomics in biomedical research and the clinic.

The programme is hosted in the interdisciplinary environment of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG), which hosts world-leading research groups in genomic analysis, functional genomics, bioinformatics, statistics, population genetics, translational genomics, protein structure and functional biology, together with outstanding disease-focused research including cardiovascular medicine, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cancer genetics, immunity, inflammation and infectious disease. 

Read the full DPhil in Genomic Medicine and Statistics 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

Marieke Oudelaar, DPhil student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics© Marieke Oudelaar / Medical Sciences Office Marieke Oudelaar, DPhil student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics
The most important thing in choosing a DPhil is to have a project that interests youRead more about Marieke's experiences


The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Barbara Casadei

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Ross Chapman

Associate Professor, CRUK CDF, Lister Fellow & EMBO Young Investigator

Robin Choudhury

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Calliope Dendrou

Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Group Head / PI, Fellow and Supervisor

Douglas Higgs

Professor of Haematology

Jim Hughes

Professor of Gene Regulation

Oliver Pybus

Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease

John Todd

Group Head / PI and Fellow

Ellie Tzima

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Mechanotransduction

Hugh Watkins

Radcliffe Professor of Medicine and Head of Department

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Krina Zondervan

Professor of Reproductive & Genomic Epidemiology, Co-Director Endometriosis ...

Application Deadline

Open to applications for 2020-21 entry.  The deadline for applications is 12:00 midday UK time on Friday 10 January 2020.

Programme Director: Professor Julian Knight

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

Further Information

Statement of Provision