The Oxford DTP in Environmental Research offers a world class, multidisciplinary training environment for the next generation of researchers working at the frontiers of Environmental Research. Students are selected based on their demonstrated potential for becoming scientific and research leaders of the future and for tackling the leading environmental problems that will confront society over the 21st century.
The nature of the DTP means that students will be admitted from a wide variety of disciplines. We have physicists, biologists, archaeologists, earth scientists, geographers and also some who do not fall into any of these categories. Some have just completed undergraduate degrees, others have been researchers in the field for a number of years. It is this diversity of experience that makes the DTP an exciting place to embark on an independent research career.
Students are admitted to one of the three streams of the DTP, and will develop their own research project during their first 6 months of study. The cohort-based core training courses during the first term aim to introduce students to the broad range of exciting research opportunities available to DTP students. Once the project and DPhil supervisor has been agreed between the student and the Management Committee, DTP students are able to move into the Department in which they will carry out their research and ultimately earn their DPhil degree. Students will maintain their links to the DTP throughout their programme in a number of ways: ongoing (core and advanced) training, research seminars, and social events.