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How to apply 3

Selection criteria for admission

Full details of the selection criteria for admission to the DPhil in Population Health are available on the Graduate Admissions and Funding webpage for this course.

Applying to the University

All applications for graduate study are processed on the University's Student System. Please visit the Applying for graduate study pages for full details.

Candidates are advised to refer to the Application Guide prior to making an application. An application fee of £50 per programme is required prior to uploading your complete application.  This application fee is waived for students currently on a programme of study at the University of Oxford.

Please ensure when making your application that you select the correct mode of study (full- or part-time).

College Membership 

The University of Oxford is a collegiate university. When you receive an offer from the department then your application will also be considered for a place at a college. You can state a college preference on your application form or, if you have no particular preference, you will be assigned to a college. Details of the colleges that accept students on to the DPhil in Population Health can be found on the Graduate Admission and Funding website.

Good academic practice

As part of the admissions process the Nuffield Department of Population Health may use a plagiarism detection system. This system screens any written work submitted as part of your application for plagiarism, paraphrasing and collusion. For the University’s definition of plagiarism and more information on how the plagiarism detection system works please see the Application Guide.

If, in the opinion of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, any information or statement, including references, provided on this application form is not true, accurate, current and complete, or any supporting material is not entirely your own original work, except where clearly stated otherwise, the Nuffield Department of Population Health retains the right to reject your application. If you have been made an offer by the Nuffield Department of Population Health, it may in these circumstances withdraw or amend that offer. If you have been admitted as a student, you may be subject to disciplinary action which could result in your expulsion from the University and your College.

Application Deadline

2017 - 18

This programme is now closed to new applications for entry in October 2016.

Admissions will re-open on Thursday 1st September 2016 for entry in October 2017.

Please note that to be considered for full funding, candidates applying to start this programme in October 2017 must have submitted their University application by Friday 6th January 2017. Candidates will automatically be considered for full funding from a number of sources including the Wellcome Trust, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, CR-UK, British Heart Foundation, the Clarendon Fund, Oxford Colleges and other charitable sources.

Specific projects may be advertised before or after 6th January 2017 with dedicated funding, these will be publicised via the NDPH News site as well as via external advertisers.