Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Join our Open Afternoon to find out how studying a graduate degree in Oxford could be the best next step for you! The Medical Sciences Graduate School Open Afternoon will showcase the University of Oxford’s PhD programmes in biomedical research for applicants wishing to start in the 2022-23 academic year. Find out more about our generous funding schemes, which are available to basic scientists, clinical students and clinicians, and also hear directly from current students about their experiences. There will also be a presentation delivered by one of our researchers involved in Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine trial.

Medical Research Scientists Looking at Samples Under Microscope. She Works in a Bright Modern Laboratory

The Medical Sciences Division at Oxford is a national and international centre of excellence in biomedical research. Our graduate students are at the centre of what we do, and we are delighted each year to welcome hundreds to start working and studying with us, from all around the UK and the world. Find out how you can be part of next year's intake by joining our online Open Afternoon.

This year's Open Afternoon will run on Friday 1 October 2021, 13.00-14.45 (UK time), on Teams Live.

Timetable for Open Afternoon friday 1 October 2021

Pre-register for the Open Afternoon

Joining link for Open Afternoon

1.00pm Welcome and introduction to the session – Professor Rob Gilbert, Graduate School Director

1.10pm The development and testing of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine - Associate Professor Teresa Lambe

1.30pm Student talks and panel Q&A – Professor Rob Gilbert, Professor Julian Knight, Associate Professor Afsie Sabokbar, Dr Helen Christian; students: Nicole Dvorak, Danielle Perro

2.15pm The role of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in developing a successful UK Covid-19 vaccination programme - Professor Anthony Harnden

2.35pm Closing remarks - Professor Rob Gilbert

2.45pm Finish


About the Medical Sciences Graduate School

Oxford’s Medical Sciences Graduate School exists to support postgraduate programmes of study provided by the 16 departments of the Medical Sciences Division and its Doctoral Training Centre. Each department offers one or more DPhil (PhD) programmes, with significant overlap in the kinds of research question being studied between departments due to their size and the breadth of the research programmes they support. Within each department the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership supports students to complete their DPhils, recruiting 25-30 students each year including into industrial collaborative iCASE awards.

In addition, the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) offers structured 4-year DPhil programmes with an introductory/rotation-based first year leading to the development of a research project for years 2-4. These DTC programmes are externally funded by, among others, the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and EPSRC.

We offer several taught MSc courses, each of which gives the opportunity to develop additional expertise in a specific subject area in preparation for later doctoral, scientific or professional work.

Externally-sourced funding for DPhil and MSc studentships from a wide range of sources is complemented by the University's internal Clarendon Scholarships and other university and college funding schemes.