Doctoral: DPhil in HSM

DPhil in History of Science and Medicine

The DPhil is an advanced research degree, awarded on the basis of a thesis and an oral examination. The thesis will be based on extensive original research and engagement with current scholarship. DPhil students are expected to submit their thesis three, or at most four, years from the date of admission. 

All research students in the Oxford History Faculty benefit from the advice of a specialist supervisor or supervisors, and all are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of expertise available within the Faculty and the University more widely.  

As a DPhil student, you will have many opportunities to present your work and to share ideas through the Faculty’s wide and varied range of research seminars. You are also encouraged to gain valuable experience by establishing and convening your own networks and workshops. DPhil students in the History Faculty may also gain experience in teaching and lecturing through the Introduction to Teaching scheme.



Doctoral Funding

Alongside Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarships, applicants who submit by the January deadline will also be considered for Oxford Clarendon Scholarships, and applicants are also eligible to apply for Ertegun Scholarships in the Humanities.  Applicants may need to provide further details to be eligible for a number of specific scholarships for research degrees in HistoryWellcome Studentships are also available to applicants in the area of medical humanities.