Our ground-breaking 4 year inter-disciplinary programmes are preparing a new generation of scientists to undertake quantitative and predictive research at the interface between the mathematical and physical, and the biological and medical sciences.

Foundation building

Rapidly gain core research knowledge and skills. Intensive courses tailored to meet your individual scientific needs. Build your network.

A modular programme backed by online materials in areas such as directed reading, problem solving, lab based experimentation
and programming.

Intensive programme of study to provide a strong background in biology, biochemistry, experimental techniques, mathematics, modelling,
scientific computing, statistical methods and chemistry.

Work in teams and across your cohort to learn collaborative skills and build cross-disciplinary networks.

Rotation projects

Students can choose from a wide number of research groups in different disciplines, in over forty departments in mathematical, physical and life sciences.

 

Go into labs and discover the local culture.  Make a fully informed choice. Two 10-12 week projects.

Your doctoral research

Three years of research in your chosen research group.

Carry out three years of exciting research at the forefront of your chosen field.

Continual development

A structured professional and personal development programme to support your future career. Extensive industrial placements and internships are available.

"When interviewing PhDs it is very hard to find candidates who have demonstrated that they can both complete a significant research project in depth yet have a sufficient breadth of other skills ( e.g. to manage people or clients, write code,  provide sensible guidance on something outside their immediate area of expertise). The DTC ensures that this is all part of the qualification."

Create your network

Stay in touch with people you meet and the centre as you follow your chosen career.

The academic network that you develop will provide a springboard for your future career.

Over 500 people in the network. People come from a wide range of backgrounds and follow a wide range of careers.

Over 100 academics involved in the teaching. Over 50 industrialists spoke in the programme last year.

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Programme highlights

Alumni case study: Matthew Gibb

Alumni case study: Matthew Gibb
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Case study: Vaanathi Sundaresan

Case study: Vaanathi Sundaresan
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Case study: Oliver Coleman

Chemical synthesis and molecular biology related to the thymus, a key component of the immune system.
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Case study: Kyle Grant

‘Real world application’ of synthetic biology
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Alumni case study: Leila Alexander

Scientific Director, Elucidata Corporation
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Programme case studies

Alumni case study: Matthew Gibb
Case study: Vaanathi Sundaresan
Case study: Oliver Coleman
Case study: Kyle Grant
Alumni case study: Leila Alexander

Latest news

Jul, 2017

We are delighted to announce several places on our new Chemical Biology…

Jun, 2017

Clare West (SABS 2015 cohort) has won the Department of Statistics’ poster…

Jun, 2017

Jaroslaw Nowak (SABS 2013 cohort) is a co-author of a paper in Nature…

Jun, 2017

Eleven DTC students have co-authored a paper to share what they’ve learnt…

The date for the DTC Annual Lecture this year is now confirmed as Wednesday…

The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Networking Event brings together…

Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Networking Event 2017

The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Networking Event brings together…

The major strength of the CDT programme is the training year, because it gives students the opportunity to try out different projects and potentially change their minds about the focus of their DPhil.
Kyle Grant