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PhD studentships

Research in the department attracts a wide range of funding and PhD candidates are invited to apply for studentships each year.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be able to satisfy specific eligibility requirements in relation to qualifications and residency. Information about eligibility requirements are given on the more detailed programme pages.


2018 Studentships

Four 3 year CASE Studentships UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP

Application deadline: Friday 2 March 2018 (midday)

Applications are now open for 4 individual CASE studentships. Studentships include UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance stipend at the standard RCUK rate. Note: EU students must check eligibility criteria on the website to see if they are eligible for a full or a fees-only award.

Projects cover:

  • Cellular therapy for reconstitution of immunity and tolerance to transplantation
  • iReadMore: optimization and personalization of a reading therapy app for patients with central alexia
  • Extrapolation of haematopoiesis dynamics following cytotoxic insult to personalise paediatric drug
  • Using computational modelling to understand the effects of pharmacological manipulations on cognitive function

For full project details please refer to the MRC DTP CASE studentship website.


BBSRC funded London Interdisciplinary Doctoral (LIDO) Programme in Biosciences

Applications have now closed - details are for reference only

PhD studentships are available to study within the Department of Biological Sciences which is part of the BBSRC's LIDo PhD programme. This interdisciplinary PhD programme provides the mathematical and computational skills necessary to understand and model biological processes and function, while maintaining the training in world-class bioscience that underpins all living systems. Students complete research training and rotation projects in year 1 before choosing and beginning their PhD project.


UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP

Applications have now closed for this programme - details are for reference only

This programme provides state-of-the-art PhD training across four strategic themes that exploit the unique research strengths and training infrastructure of UCL and Birkbeck. The programme has a four year pathway and a three year pathway, which includes industrial CASE students.


Wellcome Trust 4 year Interdisciplinary PhD Programme

Applications have now closed for this programme - details are for reference only

This outstanding PhD Programme in Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology is funded by the Wellcome Trust and provides the opportunity to study at UCL, Birkbeck and The Francis Crick Institute.