DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care

Key facts

Part-time: 4-8 years

Start Date: October 2016

Course status: Open to Applicants

Fee rates for the academic year 2016-17

University Fee: £7,650

College Fee: £1,467


DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care

The part-time DPhil Programme considers applications from those who have already been awarded the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care. Applications may also be considered from students with a Master's in a related subject. Supervision is arranged to suit the DPhil topic and may involve staff from within the Medical Sciences Division as well as co-supervision with members of the Evidence-Based network.

To see if this course is still open for applications for admission in October 2016 please visit the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website. Courses with a green admission status are open for applications, amber means the course will be closing at 12 noon on the following Friday and red means it has closed to new applications.


The part-time DPhil programme follows on from the taught MSc course in Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) and is overseen by the University's Continuing Education Board. Admission is through the Department for Continuing Education. All graduate students must apply also for membership of a college. Most choose to become members of Kellogg College, which caters particularly for part-time mature students and which is closely associated with the Department. Supervision is arranged to suit the DPhil topic and may involve staff from within the Medical Sciences Division as well as co-supervision with members of the Evidence-Based network.

The part-time DPhil is part of the Evidence-Based Health Care Programme, which is jointly run with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences. The programme also works closely with the Centres of Evidence-Based Nursing, Evidence-Based Mental Health, and Evidence-Based Dentistry. The Department's graduate students have access to the full range of Oxford's library and computing facilities.

The part-time DPhil regulations normally require a minimum of six years' part-time study (equivalent to two years' full-time) up to a maximum of eight years part-time study. Research students may be required to undertake appropriate research training provided within the Department. In addition, they will be strongly encouraged to participate in seminars and informal meetings with staff and other researchers. The major commitment of time will be to individual study and research.

Level and demands

For the full Selection Criteria please refer to the Graduate Admissions and Funding website.

To be eligible for the course students should:

  • Normally be predicted or to have achieved a first-class or an upper second class undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications) in a relevant subject
  • Achieved an average of at least 70% across all components of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Show prior interest in the area of research proposed


The DPhil fees are made up of a University and College fee which is payable each academic year you are a registered student. The fees for the 2016-17 academic year are as follows:

University Fee: 


College Fee: 

£1,495 (Estimated)

You should be aware that these fees will increase annually and for your own budgetary purposes you may wish to estimate a 5% annual increase.


Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our Fees and Funding page.

Apply for this course

Applications for this course should be made via the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website

If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying please contact the course administrator: tel: +44 (0)1865 286943 - email:cpdhealth@conted.ox.ac.uk

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Sources of funding

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