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Inhibitory interneurons in the developing cerebral cortex © Simon Butt

The four-year Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Neuroscience has an outstanding record of achievement in terms of the publications and future careers of the students who have graduated to date. The programme is highly regarded internationally and many of its alumni are now leading neuroscientists.

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.

Read the full Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Neuroscience course information on the University of Oxford admissions website.

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 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


The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

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 Director: Professor Andrew King

Deputy Programme Director: Professor Matthew Rushworth

Course Lecturer: Dr Deborah Clarke

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

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