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DPhil in Population Health

The Nuffield Department of Population Health has a full-time three year DPhil programme intended to train new researchers in Population Health.

The full list of NDPH research projects available for 2022 entry can be viewed HERE.

DPhil in Population Health

Applications for entry in October 2022 are now open.

  • All applications received before Friday 3 December 2021 will be automatically considered for University funding.
  • Applications received after the December deadline may be considered for a place, but will not be considered for University funding.

For more information and how to apply, please visit


Measuring global health inequalities

HERC Supervisors: Philip Clarke & Laurence Roope

Valuing the outcomes associated with genome sequencing in economic evaluations

HERC Supervisors: James Buchanan & Sarah Wordsworth


Eight industrial CASE (iCASE) studentships are available for doctoral study at Oxford University, to start in October 2022. Each iCASE studentship is fully-funded for four years with a stipend of the UKRI stipend level + £2,500  p.a., all course fees paid, plus a research training support grant.

Designed to nurture the academic entrepreneurs of the future, the Enterprise studentship programme offers a stimulating educational experience as part of the Oxford-MRC DTP cohort, with the additional benefit of working closely with an industrial partner. This will provide entrepreneurial training opportunities and an insight into how commercial science is conducted alongside a superb academic base within the University. Students will work for at least 3 months in the associated company (Health Economics & Outcomes Research - HEOR).

Applications must be received by 12 noon (UK time) Friday 3 December 2021. 

For more information on the scheme including how to apply:


One of these topics has a health economics focus: Building the next generation of health economic type 2 diabetes simulation models to evaluate new drugs and interventions to treatment diabetes

This project will build on over 20 years of diabetes health economic research conducted at the Heath Economic Research Centre, University of Oxford. It will involve unique access to patient level data from up to six large long-term randomized controlled trials and registries to build a new health economic diabetes simulation model aimed at capturing the effects of several new therapies for diabetes, such as Sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i).

It will be supervised by Prof Philip Clarke, A/Prof Jose Leal from HERC, Oxford University and Prof Phil McEwan, Chief Executive Officer of HEOR.

Given the nature of the project strong quantitative skills in statistics and some experience in simulation modelling would be an advantage.