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The goal of the DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicinal Chemistry is to train a new generation of cardiovascular medicinal chemistry research scientists who will contribute to national and international programmes of research aimed at accelerating the development of new therapies for cardiovascular disease.
This four-year course takes the form of a one-year taught/research component followed by a three-year DPhil. The first year will involve taught components in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and basic cardiovascular science followed by two ten-week project rotations.
The criterion for these projects (and for the subsequent three-year DPhil project) is that they must be run under the joint supervision of a chemist and a cardiovascular biologist and will be conducted at the interface of chemistry and cardiovascular science.
After the first year, you will normally convert one of these projects into your DPhil research project for the next three years, continuing with joint supervision to ensure your DPhil is fully interdisciplinary and tackles a substantive research question with significant long-term goals.
The Department of Chemistry hosts the first year of the programme. After your first year, you will work in the department in which your main project is based. The degree is examined by thesis and oral examination by two examiners, one of whom is normally from Oxford and one from elsewhere.
As this is a new programme, there are no alumni yet. The department runs an annual careers conference for graduate students and the Careers Service offers a wide variety of support, including CV workshops. The department also hosts a large number of visits from prospective employers, where students can find out more information. There is an Alumni Officer, who keeps in touch with the department's graduates, and a number of social and scientific events are run for alumni.
Proven and potential academic excellence
References/letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose/personal statement
Performance at interview(s)
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