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Supervisors of MRC DTP Students

If you are a supervisor of an MRC DTP MRes Rotation student or PhD student please read our guidance document which has been created to provide you with general information about the programme and expectations of our students and supervisors.

Supervisors should also consult the College (and where appropriate their Faculty/School) Handbook for Supervisors for guidance on policy, regulation and good practice relating to the supervision of students.

Project Call 2020 Entry

The call for project submissions for 2020 entry is now open.


PhD candidates applying for entry in September 2019 will have the option of either a 1+3 MRes-PhD or a 0 + 3.5 PhD programme.  This will depend on the aspirations and needs of the student, and will be decided in consultation with Theme Leads when the offer is made.

Project Investigators (PIs) are invited to submit an MRC DTP Project Proposal which would be suitable for both pathways of the programme. Anyone wishing to have a project available for selection in 2020-21 must submit by the deadline: Sunday 8th September. Please be reminded that a co-supervisor can only submit one project submission per project call. For the intake years 2017 to 2020, and to encourage breadth within the DTP, a maximum of two students can undertake their PhD thesis project with any single supervisor.

Projects must fit within the remit of the four themes of the MRC DTP:

MRC DTP Project Proposal Form 2020