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University of Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Programme

Closing date now extended toFriday, 18th December 2015

Interviews will be held in late January 2016


The Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Program (DTP) is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute, and includes as associate partners the MRC Institutes and Units in Cambridge, and other University Partner Institutes.

 We are offering at least 10 fully funded PhD studentships for projects commencing in October 2016. Details of the available projects fall under the broad themes of:

  • Infection and Immunity
  • Molecular and Cellular
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Population and Systems Medicine

The studentships provide an annual stipend for 3.5 years, full fees (if eligible) 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.

UK and EEA Students who have, or are expecting to attain at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in relevant biological subjects, are invited to apply.

For full details of the programme and how to apply can be be found on the Cambridge MRC DTP website.


When reaching Section A3 on the online graduate application form, please search for the Cambridge MRC DTP PhD Studentship under programmes rather than using the course code search.






Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences


We are the largest centre for research and professionial training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a unique experience to a community of around 2000 postgraduate students spread across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.