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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.



New studentship funding schemes for 2019 will be advertised here at the end of 2018.

Wellcome Trust 4-year Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology - further funded PhD Studentships starting autumn 2018

Applications have now closed - details are for reference only

In this exceptional programme students are exposed to a wide range of training in all aspects of structural, molecular and cellular biology, chemical biology and the computational tools necessary to address essential problems at the forefront of biomedicine. This programme provides the opportunity to study at UCL, Birkbeck and the Francis Crick Institute.
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Four 3 year CASE Studentships UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP

Applications have now closed - details are for reference only

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. 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.