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Graduate School

Programme Director: Professor Andrew King

Deputy Programme Director: Professor Matthew Rushworth

Course Lecturer: Dr Deborah Clarke

Full Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Neuroscience course information (University of Oxford admissions website)

The programme takes an integrated approach to neuroscience and provides a wide range of skills training in experimental and theoretical methods that is intended to enable you to ask questions and tackle problems that transcend the traditional disciplines from which this field has evolved.

The Wellcome Trust Neuroscience programme is associated with a list of WT-approved supervisors, which includes those staff currently supervising DPhil students on the programme and those who have done so in the last few years. During the MSc year, the students on this 4-year programme are exposed to many new areas of neuroscience through their lab rotations and lectures. Toward the end of that year, the students put together their own proposal for a DPhil project, which could potentially be carried out in any of the neuroscience research groups at Oxford, and are encouraged, where appropriate for the project, to design their research so that more than one lab is involved. This inevitably means that the supervisor pool must be fluid enough to allow this. Subject to approval by the Organising Committee and the Wellcome Trust, new supervisors can be added to the pool following submission of the students' research proposals. Thus, the following list represents only a small subset of the academic staff who could act as supervisors for DPhil projects on the Neuroscience programme.


The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Heidi Johansen-Berg
Rogier Mars
Benjamin Willmore

Application Deadline

The new application cycle for entry in 2017 opens on 1 September 2016.  The deadline for applications to be received is 6 January 2017.

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

Further Information