MRC Studentships Available
MRes in Structural Biology
We have MRC-funded studentships available on our MRes in Structural Biology which offers in-depth training in the areas of structural and computational biology. Both disciplines are key to a detailed understanding of the macromolecular assemblies and cellular pathways that underpin stratified medicine and the ultimate identification of novel “personalised" therapeutics.
This full-time 1 year course includes taught modules in the techniques that constitute the 3 dimensional imaging of biological macromolecules (conducted within the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at Birkbeck and UCL), together with bio computing and a substantial, project based, research element. Students graduating from the course will therefore be competitively placed for PhD positions in these and related areas in addition to employment within the biomedical sector.
UCL and Birkbeck are located in Bloomsbury, at the heart of London. This provides an excellent opportunity to join in the professional and social life of the capital.
Funding and eligibility
Successful students will be awarded an MRC-funded studentship that includes a tax-free maintenance stipend and tuition fees paid in full at the home rate. Please note that we are unable to fund students who do not meet the MRC student eligibility requirements outlined below.
Candidates for studentships must hold qualifications at the level of, or equivalent to, a good honours degree from a UK academic institution, in a subject relevant to MRC’s scientific remit. This should be a first or upper second class honours degree.
Only applicants who meet MRC studentship eligibility requirements can be considered. Applicants should be settled in the UK, without being subject to any restriction on the period for which they may stay. Candidates who are British nationals and who have lived all their lives in the UK will automatically be eligible. Candidates who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years immediately prior to commencing the studentship (including residence for the purpose of full time education) should also be eligible.
How to apply
- All applicants must complete a postgraduate online application form for Structural Biology (MRes) 2013/14 entry
- If you are applying for an MRC-funded studentship please state this in the finance section, which requests details of any scholarships or grants that you are applying for
- In your statement of support you should include a summary of why you wish to follow this MRes programme