Funding & Eligibility

Studentships will be offered on a 1 + 3 basis (1 year MRes plus 3 year PhD), i.e. 4 years of study for each student. Students will receive an award equivalent to the Research Council stipend and fees and a contribution towards their running costs / bench fees starting from Year 2. There may be instances whereby a student can demonstrate that they have previously completed a relevant Masters qualification, in which case they may be permitted to request exemption from the MRes year, and be ‘fast-tracked’ to join the previous year’s cohort on a 0 + 3 basis (3 year PhD) = 3 year PhD. 

We seek applications from a broad range of backgrounds including life sciences, medicine, mathematics, public health, health economics, and social sciences. The studentships will be awarded based on academic excellence and performance at interview. Applicants should hold a first or a upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the available research projects and in line with LSTM, CHICAS and MPS topics and themes.

Further Information

For the list of available projects and more information on the MRC DTP, please visit LSTM MRC DTP page.

Note that the list of projects is updated regularly and you are strongly encouraged to check our website frequently and to contact relevant potential supervisors. All queries should be addressed to:

 How to Apply

All applications are made online via MyLSTM. Application notes can be accessed here.


Deadline for Applications

23rd June 2017


5th and 6th July 2017