Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training

The EPSRC and MRC Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science CDT is an innovative 4-year D.Phil. programme in which every student works in collaboration with industry, conducting cutting edge research in:

  • Computational and structural approaches underpinning drug and therapy discovery
  • Data-driven drug discovery
  • Physiological modelling underpinning drug discovery

We are an open collaboration between Oxford and 16 partner organisations (currently AstraZeneca, Diamond Light Source, e-Therapeutics, Evotec, GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffmann La Roche, InhibOx, Lilly UK, MedImmune, Moffitt Cancer Center, Novartis, Pfizer, Sharp, Structural Genomics Consortium and UCB, and we also have students working on projects with Microsoft and Silver Creek).

We encourage applications from students with a wide range of academic backgrounds, including Mathematics, Computing, Statistics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biology, Pharmacology and Engineering.

Fully funded studentships are available.  Non-UK candidates are eligible for industrial funding held by the CDT which will be awarded competitively. This would cover full fees and a stipend for living expenses, and candidates will be considered automatically based on their application to the programme.

Non-UK candidates are encouraged to explore alternative funding options as well; there are a number of university scholarship opportunities you can be considered for separately if you apply to the programme by 20 January 2017, please see for details.

Please explore the links on this website to find more information about the programme and the research training provided, as well as funding available and instructions on how to apply.

The Doctoral Training Centre is a member of the Graduate Academic Programme (GAP) and fully supports the teaching and training of graduate students across the University of Oxford.

Applications for entry in 2017-18 are now open and the next  deadline is 12 May 2017.





Note: In Oxford, the degree qualification commonly referred to as a Doctorate of Philosophy or Ph.D. is known as a D.Phil.