Doctoral Training Partnership in Biomedical Sciences

Our Doctoral Training Partnership

Located in the heart of London, King’s College London and our associated NHS partner hospitals provide a vibrant and globally recognised biomedical research community. Our integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to medical research provides a wealth of cutting edge training opportunities in fundamental discovery science, translational research and experimental medicine.

Our students undertake projects from across all our Health Faculties in areas as diverse as: structural biology, drug development, in vivo imaging, population genetics and clinical trials. The cohort-focused philosophy of our programme ensures that our graduates experience the diversity of our science, learn how to collaborate and think creatively, and leave King’s equipped to tackle key biomedical challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Students recruited since September 2016. Up to 30 fully-funded places annually

Bespoke training courses flexibly tailored to student interests and needs


King’s research is world-leading or internationally excellent

Active biomedical academics at King’s College London

Why Us?

Relevant Research

Human Health is a dominant and unifying theme of research, training and education at King’s. We have a distinguished history in biomedicine and continue to be at the centre of cutting-edge discovery and applied research. Innovation and cross-discipline collaboration sit at the heart of our postgraduate research programmes. Our International reputation as a centre of outstanding scholarship continues to grow.

Training Community

Our students drive the growth of the DTP. The enthusiasm of our students to deliver project engagement activities, lead social events, share research, and contribute to the wider programme with the support of our academic and managerial team is a real strength of the the DTP. We champion a student-led approach ensuring that student feedback informs the evaluation and development of activities.

Strategic Collaborations

The MRC DTP benefits from a wealth of external and internal partners. We collaborate with the KCL Health Faculties, NIHR Biomedical Research Centres, the Wellcome Trust, the EPSRC Centre for Medical Imaging, as well as numerous industrial and commercial partners. These collaborations make us uniquely placed to offer students a diverse selection of training and networking opportunities.

Our funders

King's College London