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The Department of Paediatrics offers a number of opportunities for post-graduate research programmes, leading to a D.Phil in Paediatrics.

The Department has major interests in developmental immunology, infectious diseases of infancy and childhood, HIV infection and immune control, design, development and testing of vaccines, and in paediatric molecular genetics. Subject areas cover a large spectrum of paediatric medical, and scientific research, including:



Applicants need to apply using the main University graduate application form by the University’s Early January Deadline of Monday 8th January 2018 at 12:00 noon GMT.

To access the application form and application guide, please go to:

Application Guide;

Application Form;



There is an open field period for applications received after the 8th January 2018 for entry in October 2018 and such applications will not be considered for the departmental studentships. Please contact individual supervisors to discuss your application and research proposal before submitting an application. Such applicants will need to have independently secured awards or private funding.

Applicants in the open field need to apply for the programme via the main University graduate application form.

Course code (RD_PE1)

For further information, please see the Medical Sciences web pages:


Please contact if you have any enquiries.