Graduate Admissions - Oxford Materials Postgraduate Research Degrees
We provide here information on all projects currently on offer for research towards a DPhil degree at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford
The present webpage lists available projects for the DPhil in Materials programme in two categories, 'Funded Projects & Potentially-funded Projects' and 'All Projects'. Candidates who are offered places for projects without secured earmarked funding will be considered for various competitive sources of funding such as the Department's non-earmarked EPSRC DTP studentships and the Department's allocation of Clarendon Scholarships.
Some projects listed in the 'All Projects' section may be suitable also for the MSc (by Research) in Materials programme. Before submitting their application MSc(by Research) applicants are requested to contact the supervisor(s) for clarification.
You may also wish to consider the new 'IMAT' Inorganic Materials for Advanced Manufacturing (DPhil) programme: This is a four-year doctoral course focusing on the design, synthesis and characterization of new inorganic materials and featuring integrated academic/industrial courses. The course is jointly hosted by the Departments of Chemistry and Materials and has been designed in collaboration with 19 industrial partners, to provide a holistic understanding of all aspects of advanced materials manufacturing processes. To see project adverts and further information for the IMAT programme please consult the IMAT Project List . If you have any questions about the IMAT programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have applied, or intend to apply, in the current gathered field (application deadline 1st March 2024), for a place on the DPhil in Materials programme and you also wish to be considered for a place on the IMAT DPhil programme you must submit a separate application for the IMAT programme, following the 'how to apply guidance' for that programme.
If you applied in the previous gathered field (application deadline 19th January 2024) for a place on the DPhil in Materials programme and you also wish to be considered for a place on the IMAT DPhil programme you must submit a separate application for the IMAT programme, following the 'how to apply guidance' for that programme.
In either of the above two cases you may submit your IMAT application without paying an additional application fee; for details see Applying for Related Courses .
Project Adverts for the DPhil in Materials programme are provided below
Admissions for entry in the academic year 2024/25:
Gathered Field Three: Deadline for receipt of complete applications is noon on Friday 1st March 2024
Projects in this section either have secured earmarked funding or potentially may obtain such funding in the next few months - the individual adverts will be explicit in cases where the funding is not yet secured and therefore cannot at this stage be guaranteed to be available. Projects advertised in this section may require the successful applicant to sign a contract with the sponsor. In the case of projects with secured funding, finance in the form of a stipend and payment of Course Fees is available to the successful candidate. Please note that eligibility for funding provided by an external sponsor is in some cases restricted by the applicant's country of legal residence or nationality - where applicable this will be indicated in the advert.
Information is available on fee classifications for UK / Republic of Ireland and International students. EU students are included in the International students category.
New projects are added from time-to-time, so please review the list regularly.