Studentship Types

Human health is a dominant and unifying theme at King’s College London, which is internationally recognised for excellence in biomedical and health research and training. 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 are central to our postgraduate research programmes. We will challenge you to think critically, push boundaries and explore the unknown.

MRC DTP Studentships

MRC DTP Studentships

these studentships are available full-time (or pro-rata as part-time studentships), either as:

  • a one-year MRes followed by a PhD (‘1+3’);
  • a 4 year PhD (‘0+4’)

Our Projects page details research projects currently available for application. All projects are available as 1+3 (MRes+ PhD) or as a 4-year PhD.

MRC DTP iCASE Studentships

MRC DTP iCASE Studentships

these studentships are available full-time (or pro-rata as part-time studentships) as a 4-year PhD. MRC iCASE Studentships have:

  • a 3-month placement with an industry partner
  • financial supplements towards the stipend and Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)

Our iCASE Projects page details research projects currently available for application. All projects are available as a 4-year PhD.

Studentship Award & Eligibility

The MRC DTP award fully-funded studentships; this includes tuition fees, stipend and bench fee.

Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend for each year of study, this rate will be in line with the MRC’s minimum rates. MRC DTP iCASE Studentship receive an annual supplement to this rate.

Bench fees: A generous allowance will be provided for research consumables and for attending UK and international conferences. MRC DTP Students will also be eligible to apply for the Flexible Supplement Fund.

Tuition fees: All tuition fees will be fully covered by the MRC DTP Studentship.

Eligibility: Home, EU and international students are all eligible to apply, but places are limited for EU and international applicants. If you are unsure if you meet the eligibility criteria, contact our Admissions Team for clarification.

Entry Requirements

The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants will be reviewed on qualifications, experience and potential to undertake a research degree. 

The minimum entrance qualification is an Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance requirements may be admitted if they hold an alternative qualification of an equivalent or higher level in a relevant subject, or can prove relevant professional experience which demonstrates that the applicant can follow and complete the programme.

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence that you meet the minimum English requirements of the Faculty [Band D] as prescribed by the university’s English Language requirements. If you are unable to provide this confirmation before applying any offer you are made would be conditional upon you meeting these requirements prior to enrolment.

You can contact the King’s Admissions Team for further information.

To apply for the MRC DTP Studentships, visit our Application Process page.

To apply for MRC DTP iCASE Studentships, visit our Application Process page.