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These are fully-funded, 3-4 year graduate training programmes in which students undertake a training period of taught courses of 3-6 months prior to embarking upon their D.Phil. research. In some programmes students undertake two short ‘rotation’ projects before deciding upon their D.Phil. project. Some programmes also include professional internships.
The programmes from which students can go on to do a DPhil in Plant Sciences are:
Students are admitted directly to the Department of Plant Sciences Graduate Training Programme for projects of 3-4 years of duration, depending on funding arrangements.
The programme includes training in research skills (including courses on: analysis of the scientific literature; presentation skills; statistics; bioinformatics; plant biodiversity; science communication; scientific writing) but these courses are spread throughout the first year and run alongside the research project which starts immediately.
Fully-funded studentships may be available, and these opportunities are highlighted in the details to specific projects. More usually, however, successful applicants will apply for competitive scholarships either from within the University of Oxford or from elsewhere.
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