Particle physics

Graduate Studies and Research in Experimental Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics for the D.Phil degree

The admissions cycle for entry in October 2020 is now open.

Deadlines for applications are 24 January 2020 and 3 March 2020.
Applicants wishing to apply for scholarships are encouraged to apply by the January deadline.

For information about how to apply, please visit our main page on the University website.

The Particle Physics Graduate Open Day will take place on Monday 9 December 2019. If you are interested in a DPhil in Particle Physics (experimental or theoretical) at Oxford University commencing in October 2020 come and visit the Sub-Department for the Graduate Open Day which starts at 10am.

Please email if you have any questions, or if you would like to book a place.

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