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Online applications for study in 2019 now open.


The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) comprises the Division of Clinical Neurology, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics and the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain Centre (FMRIB).

The Department has in the region of 80 graduate students who are working in a variety of areas of neuroscience including ophthalmology, neuroimaging, chronobiology, pain and anaesthetics, neurodegeneration, genetics, ion channel disorders, neuroimmunology and functional neurosurgery and cerebrovascular disease.

Students are actively involved in a variety of programmes and seminars within the Department and more broadly with other University departments. There is a rich exposure to a wide variety of technologies, visiting speakers and the opportunity for travel to national and international meetings and workshops.


Applications for graduate programmes of study for entry in 2019/20 are now open.

If you would like your application to be considered for funding through the Graduate School Scholarship Competition your application must be submitted in full by midday on Friday 11th January 2019.

There is an application fee of £75 for online applications. Full information regarding the online process can be found on the main University Admissions pages. 

If you are interested in applying then you must have the support of a potential supervisor within the department before you submit an application. However, please note that the support of a supervisor at this stage does not imply that you will be admitted to study in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.  When you contact a potential supervisor it is helpful if you explain clearly what your background is and what kind of research you are interested in. Information on the research carried out in NDCN can be found under the Research tab.


Applicants will need to be available for intervew in person or via Skype on the following dates:

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Thursday 31st January 2019

Friday 1st February 2019

Further information

Please contact Vicky Anderton, Academic Administration Manager:

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for admission in 2019/20 is Friday January 11th 2019.