The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) will award a number of fully-funded MRC postgraduate research studentships to support research and training in Biomedical and Translational Science.
Flexibility of pathways – our MRC DTP Studentships are available full-time (or pro-rata as part-time studentships), either as:
- a one-year MRes followed by a PhD (‘1+3’); or
- as a 4-year PhD (‘0+4’)
For students joining the DTP programme we offer two pathways, students are not required to make a choice until after they have been offered a place on the programme and discussed the options with Theme leads. This recognises that outstanding students will come from a range of backgrounds and have a range of interests and training needs, and so the right decision is made for each student.
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.
STUDENTSHIP AWARD & ELIGIBILITY
The MRC DTP Studentships are fully-funded awards; 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.
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. We have funding available for up to 30% of our cohort for EU and international applicants. That is approximately 10 studentship places per year. All MRC DTP studentships are fully funded; including tuition fees, stipend and bench fee. If you are unsure if you meet the eligibility criteria, contact our Admissions Team for clarification.
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.