The Department of Plant Sciences at Oxford is one of the leading UK university departments dedicated to research and teaching in plant biology, possessing world-class strengths across the breadth of modern plant science research.
All of the department’s laboratories are excellently equipped for modern cell and molecular technologies. In addition, you will have access to a range of unique facilities in the form of the living collections and arboretum of the University’s Botanic Garden and two on-site Herbaria of international standing.
There are two routes into undertaking your doctoral research at the department. You may apply directly to the DPhil in Biology. Alternatively, you may apply to one of the University’s Doctoral Training Programmes. The latter are fully-funded, three to four year graduate training programmes which involve a training period of taught courses for around three to six months before deciding on a DPhil project.
Applicants are encouraged to consider both entry routes.