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Although you might be studying for a DPhil or employed as a researcher, you may also be interested in teaching and supervising while in NDCN. The Department offers teaching opportunities on the following undergraduate programmes:

  • Biomedical Sciences: years 1, 2 and 3
  • Graduate Entry Medicine: years 1 and 2
  • Pre-Clinical Medicine: years 1, 2 and 3
  • Medicine: years 1, 2 and 3

Please note that all staff and students should first seek agreement from their supervisor/line manager before participating in any teaching.

Further information about finding teaching opportunities across the University can be found on the Teaching and Supervision University webpages for researchers.


The University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning offers a number of courses for DPhil students and researchers who wish to start teaching at Oxford. These courses are generally hosted in the department, faculty or division.

The Medical Sciences Division also runs a two-part Teaching Skills course 2-3 times a year. For more information, visit the MSD Skills Training Page.

Tutorial teaching

Tutorial teaching is organised by individual colleges. You could be employed by a college either as a college lecturer or an ‘external tutor’ to provide tutorial teaching for students at that college. For further information about tutorial teaching, please see here.

Project supervision

Supervising lab-based research projects: students undertake a research project as part of the Finals (FHS) and it is common for a post doc or senior graduate student to be the day to day supervisor. For further details, please contact MSD Assistant Registrar Kirstie Vreede.

NDCN Department Award for Teaching

This annual prize recognises a member of/members of, or group in, the Department who has/have made an exceptional contribution to promoting the work of the Department in a teaching setting in the preceding year.