Join us for your Doctorate

Join us for your Doctorate

The DPhil (known elsewhere as a PhD) programme is the principal postgraduate research degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford and projects are currently being advertised for a 2023 entry.

In Oxford Earth Sciences you will be supervised by researchers leading the way in their field and you will learn to contribute to the field by pursuing your own research programme. With research expertise in fields across the earth and planetary sciences there is likely the perfect project for you and we also encourage students to devise projects of their own in consultation with potential supervisors.

Our DPhil projects for 2023 entry are listed here and we encoruage you to contact the supervisor on the project to discuss it.

Information about our admissions process is here and also here.

Generally, applications are made in January, with interviews in February, for study commencing in October.

We offer admission via Direct Application or via the Doctoral Training Programme (DTP). The DTP offers a number of NERC-funded doctoral studentships across the University of Oxford. It offers high-quality funded PhD opportunities, with integrated research training and development. DTP studentships are open to all applicants, however they do not cover the full cost for overseas students.