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 confront society today.
Our DTP students are admitted from a wide variety of disciplines, and from across the UK and beyond. We have mathematicians, physicists, engineers, biologists, archaeologists, earth scientists and geographers, and others 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, or are returning to study and research after working in other fields. 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 research streams of the DTP, and will work with their potential supervisors to develop their research project during their first 4-5 months of study. Cohort-based core training courses during the first term introduce students to the broad range of exciting research opportunities available, and help students develop the skills in maths, statistics and coding that they will need for their research. Once the project proposal and supervisory team have been agreed, DTP students are able to move into one of nine departments where 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: including ongoing training, research seminars, student conferences and social events.