Update – COVID-19 Pandemic
Please be advised that we are working to support both our prospective and current students during this difficult time. We are endeavouring to work towards the same timelines, and prospective students with any specific queries should contact the MRC DTP administrator directly at email@example.com.
For information – The Graduate Admissions Office is closed, and they are unable to receive post.
Applicants should not send original documents or any post, even if this is a condition of their admission.
Further information on academic conditions and original transcripts will be provided as soon as possible. They will continue to process documents uploaded to the self-service portal as normal.
English Language Conditions
Whilst some language test centres are currently closed in some countries, there are currently no adjustments to the language condition set. Test centres are expected to re-open in time to meet any language condition before the 31 July 2020.
Offer-holders will be, and in some cases already have been, experiencing disruption to their current studies as a result of the pandemic. It is advisable for them to keep a log of that disruption (which might include, but is not limited to, periods of self-isolation, dates of University closures and what alternatives, if any, are provided). The GAO does not need this information now, but it may be helpful later in the year.
Please do email the DTP Office with any queries or problems not covered by the above guidance. firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for 2020 have now closed. The details below are for information only.
We are offering at least 10 fully funded PhD studentships commencing in October 2020 in four themes covering Population and Systems Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Molecular and Cellular Science, Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Click on the How to Apply link, for details of available projects.
The studentships provide an annual stipend of £18,000 for 3.5 years, University fees and research costs. The duration of the studentship allows for a funded period of write-up prior to thesis submission.
In addition to excellent research facilities, students will have access to a wide variety of training and researcher development activities, many of which are offered through the Graduate School of Life Sciences and the wider University, and have the opportunity to apply for an additional 3 month funded external placement.
Please note if you wish to be considered in the University Funding competition you will need to apply by the 3rd December 2019.
The final closing date for all applications to the MRC DTP Programme is the 7th December 2019.
Interviews: week commencing 27th January 2020.