Systems Biology Centre for Doctoral Training

The Systems Biology DTC is an innovative 4-year D.Phil. programme that provides comprehensive training to graduates who wish to undertake research in the exciting new interdisciplinary field of Systems Biology. Our students come from a very wide range of academic backgrounds including Mathematics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Biology, Statistics and Engineering. The DTC’s distinctive research programme builds on expertise present in a wide range of academic departments.

Please explore the links on the right 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 divisions within the University of Oxford.

Please note: Although there is a final application deadline of noon on March 13th 2015 you should be aware that following the November and January gathered fields we have made funded and unfunded offers to as many existing applicants as we can for entry in October 2015. As such, we are unlikely to have further funded or unfunded places in the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre programme unless we have withdrawals from those already holding offers.  If you would like to be considered for a place please send your CV to  and we will advise you if places become available. 


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