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The MSc by Research and DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences offer excellent opportunities for high quality research training, for both clinical and non-clinical graduates, in wide-ranging leading areas of clinical neuroscience.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for all our courses are made online. There is an application fee of £75, for which fee waivers may be available under certain circumstances.

Applicants are expected to follow the standard process as outlined in the University guide to applications. Read the University’s guide to making an application for graduate study. Please see Funded Opportunities that may currently be available to apply for.

Our DPhil and MSc (Res) courses are now open for October 2023 applications.

Please be aware that you need to complete the following steps before applying online:

STEP ONE: FIND OUT WHETHER YOUR CHOSEN COURSE IS OPEN TO APPLICATONS

Find out whether the DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences is still accepting applications (and if so, what the closing date is).

Find out whether the MSc (Res) in Clinical Neurosciences is still accepting applications (and if so, what the closing date is).

STEP TWO: GET A SUPERVISOR TO AGREE TO SUPERVISE YOU

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. You must email your intended supervisor and explain clearly:

  • what your background is
  • what kind of research you are interested in, and
  • how you expect to fund your studies.

Find information on the research carried out in NDCN or browse research staff.

STEP THREE: DISCUSS A SPECIFIC PROJECT WITH THEM

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be asked about the specific project you propose to conduct with the supervisor who is supporting your application. You must have a clear sense, therefore, of what you would like to achieve and how you will go about achieving it.

INTERVIEWS

Interviews following the December application deadline are expected to take place in the first half of January each year.

For 2023 entry, they will be held during the week Monday 16 to Friday 20 January inclusive. Applicants are asked to keep as much of that week free as possible, as there will only be limited opportunity to reschedule interview slots and for exceptional reasons only. Applicants will be informed of invitations to interview no earlier than Monday 9 January and no later than Friday 13 January.

COVID-19

Read the University's guidance for applicants and offer-holders.

FEE INFORMATION FOR EU STUDENTS

Read the University's information on fee status and funding arrangements for EU students.

ADMISSIONS POLICIES

The department abides by the University's policy on admissions appeals and complaints. Read the policy here.

We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications. Admission to our courses is extremely competitive. Applications are assessed based on academic merit and potential, as well as indicators of suitability for high-level research in the topic. Applicants who are not shortlisted, or are shortlisted but not offered a place, must not assume that this implies a negative judgment of their capabilities, but simply that we receive more high-quality applications each year than we are able to accept.

FURTHER INFORMATION

We are proud that our programmes are participating in ‘Black Academic Futures’ via the Medical Sciences Division's guarantee of at least 10 places per year across its doctoral programmes for the next four years' intakes of DPhil students. Read about Black Academic Futures.

If you would like further information after having consulted the online information resources, please contact the course administration team.