Advanced Training Programme

The DTP offers a range of advanced courses in Data analysis & modelling,  Research methods, and Science communication & outreach.  These courses are open to students and researchers across the university at no charge.  Students can sign up for them via the Researcher Training tool here where course descriptions and dates are also available. For DTP students the dates will also appear in the Weblearn schedule and these link directly to lesson pages.

Advanced Courses run primarily in Hilary and Trinity Terms, any running in Michaelmas are indicated below)

Many of these courses are listed in the DTP Handbook in the Student Information section however some of them are created in response to student requests during the year and may not feature there.

Advanced Methods

  • Atmospheric Physics (Philip Stier, Physics) HT17
  • General circulation of the Atmosphere (Tim Woollings, Physics) TT17
  • Ocean Circulation (David Marshall, Physics) TT17
  • Uncertainty in Weather Forecasts (Peter Dueben, Hannah Christensen, Aneesh Subramanian, Physics) not running this year
  • Climate Dynamics (Laure Zanne, Physics) TT17
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Andrew Wells, Physics) HT17
  • Radiocarbon Dating (Christopher Ramsey, Research Lab for Archaeology & History of Art) HT17
  • Comparative Phylogenetic Methods (David Legg, Oxford University Museum of Natural History) not available this year
  • Sedimentary Basins (Tony Watts, Department of Earth Sciences) not available this year

Advanced Statistics & Modelling

  • Introduction to R (Tom Hart, Zoology) not available this year
  • Time Series Analysis in R (Mike Bonsall, Zoology) not available this year
  • Graphics in R (Chris Terry, DTP student Zoology) HT17
  • Mixed Effects Models in R (Matteo Tanadini, Plant Sciences) TT17
  • Introduction to GIS TT17

Communication & Public Outreach

  • Science and Communication (Janet Stott & Mark Carnall, OUMNH) not available this year
  • Innovation and Impact: Managing Money, Projects and People (Kevin Parker KKI Associates & Anne Miller, MPLS Division) HT17
  • Industry Sandpit (Simon Jackman, MPLS Division) MT16
  • Satellite 101 Workshop (Simon Jackman, MPLS Division) TT17


  • Outdoor First Aid for Fieldworkers HT17
  • Outdoor First Aid for Fieldworkers pt 2 TT17 (tbc)