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School of Clinical Medicine MRC/Sackler Prize PhD Programme

School of Clinical Medicine MRC/Sackler Prize PhD Programme


We are offering fully funded studentships available for over 40 projects across the School, starting October 2014.  Further details on the projects can be found by following the links below.

The studentships cover fees and an enhanced stipend of £18,000 per year (subject to eligibility) for 3.5 years. The duration of the studentship allows for a funded period of writing up prior to thesis submission.

Students become members of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and gain access to a wide variety of training and researcher development activities and an active student and postdoc forum as well as support offered by supervisors, Departments and Colleges. 

Application deadline: 10th January 2014

Interviews will be held on 5th and 6th February 2014.



Academic requirement: At least a 2.i Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent

English language requirement: See table of specific scores needed for this course

Eligibility for funding:    UK students are eligible to receive a full studentship (fees and stipend); EU nationals who can demonstrate a relevant connection to the UK (by having resided in the UK for the previous 3 years ) may be eligible to receive a full studentship (fees and stipend); EU/EEA nationals who cannot demonstrate a relevant connection to the UK are eligible for a fees-only studentship, and will need to find stipend funding from other sources. 


How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective supervisors informally for further information about specific projects. 

Applications will be accepted via the University’s online application form.  Click here for a link to the online application. Course code for applications: MDSM22.  Applicants must ensure that they also include the code for the project for which they wish to be considered.  Applicants can be considered for up to 2 projects. Applicants who wish to be considered for more than one project should both project codes, ranked by preference.


Applicants must provide the following documents (to be uploaded with their application):

  • Two academic references
  • Personal statement  (quoting the reference codes for the project(s) for which they wish to be considered for admission
  • CV
  • Transcripts or degree certificates
  • English language score report form (if English is not your first language)

Applicants who have previously been admitted to a graduate course by the University of Cambridge Board of Graduate Studies and became a matriculated student on that course do not need to provide transcripts, degree certificates and English language score report forms.


Available projects




Clinical Neurosciences


Institute of Metabolic Science


Medical Genetics





 Obstetrics and Gynaecology






Public Health and Primary Care