Doctoral Research

We are open to enquiries from students who wish to study for a DPhil (the Oxford equivalent of a PhD) in the field of Biological Anthropology. You should first identify the research areas you want to work in and a potential supervisor or supervisors. You should then get in touch with them to discuss possible projects and funding options.

Students are advised to choose an area/topic of interest first and then contact the relevant supervisor or supervisors to discuss their project before submitting an application.

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All prospective candidates must make their application through the University’s Graduate Studies Office, and are advised to consult the University’s Graduate Studies Prospectus beforehand. All applications are processed initially by the Graduate Studies Office, and must not be made directly to us.

Prospective students will need to select a department of the University in order to enrol for doctoral study.  You may approach a Bioanth faculty to be a supervisor. The following departments may consider  supervision by a Bioanth faculty:

If you are interested in working with a researcher you should contact them directly with a brief outline of a possible research topic. Contact details are on linked profile pages.

Why Study With Us?

The University of Oxford offers a supportive, high quality, interdisciplinary research environment. Our network represent a range of disciplines and research interests, and students are encouraged to take part in a variety of Bioanth-sponsored activities and events. We believe students are very important to the research and learning environment and that they in turn benefit by improving their academic and other professional skills.