How to apply

These notes are intended to assist you in completing your MultiLink Consortium PhD application form online as efficiently as possible. Please read through these notes carefully before beginning your application, and ensure that you complete all relevant sections of the application form in full. When submitting your application, you should also attach any relevant supporting documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that relevant documents are attached to your application.

If you have any questions, please contact the PGR Team at Please bear in mind that the Admissions team receive a high volume of queries regarding the programme and are unable to respond to enquiries during the winter break, therefore please ensure that you submit any questions or highlight any issues with your application as far in advance of the deadline for submission as possible.

All applications for the MultiLink Consortium PhD programme are made online via MyLSTM

If you have not previously applied for an LSTM programme, or registered for MyLSTM you will first need to register.

      • Once your registration is complete, please login and select the tab ‘Click here to start a new application’
      • From the section ‘Choose your programme/course’, select ‘Research Programme’ from the drop-down menu
      • Choose PhD – Self Proposed – Full-time – Aug 21/22
      • Select the ‘Apply’ button to the right of the screen

1. Welcome

Please indicate how you heard about this programme / course.

2. Personal Details

Please give your name exactly in the format that it appears in your passport. If you have ever held any previous names, please also indicate this.

You should also complete all fields related to contact details, country of birth, and nationality.

You will be required to upload a scanned copy of a current, valid passport, or alternative identification.

3. Address Details

Although most of our correspondence with you will be via email, we may, on occasion, be required to send something via post.

Please provide details of your permanent home address, which is the address where you usually live. If you prefer correspondence to be sent to a different address, then please also complete the Correspondence Address section. If your correspondence address changes, please contact us immediately.

The address details you provide will form part of the criteria that we will use to determine your eligibility with regards to the residency requirements linked to this studentship. 

4. Study & Research

Applicants should select one project from the list of four provided on this page.

You must select at least one project in order to progress your application, however it should be noted that this is merely an expression of your area of interest and does not secure a particular project to your application or admission.

5. Academic Qualifications

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in an area relevant to their chosen project in order to be eligible for the Multilink Consortium PhD Programme. Candidates must be able to provide award certificates and transcripts for both their undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications as part of the application process. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider master’s qualifications that have not yet been awarded.

6. Professional Qualifications

Completion of this section is not mandatory for the purpose of admission, however, please feel free to provide details of any relevant professional or other qualifications that you hold and, where applicable, upload copies of your award certificates and/or transcripts.

7. Experience/Employment

Please attach your CV to this section. A CV is sufficient for the purposes of completion of this section however please feel free to expand upon any relevant employment experience using the fields available

8. English Language

In order to ensure that candidates are equipped with the skills to successfully pursue your studies and to enable you to participate in all aspects of academic life, you must meet the minimum English language entry requirements which are available via the English Language Requirements page. Please provide relevant evidence where required.

9. Personal Statement

This section gives you the opportunity to explain broadly:

  • Why have you chosen this programme?
  • Why do you want to study at LSTM?
  • What do you hope to gain from your studies?
  • How does this application fit with your career plans?
  • What skills and/or experience would you bring to the PhD community?
  • What long-term benefits do you envisage?
  • Also use this section to tell us which Multilink PhD Studentship opportunity you are applying for, i.e. Clinical, Health economics, Health Systems or Social Science

You are able to upload a personal statement to this section rather than completing the provided fields, however you must ensure that your statement provides responses to each of the questions within this section.

10. Fees and Funding

Please select ‘Fully Sponsored’ from the drop-down menu.

11. References

Please provide the names and contact details of 2 suitable referees who have indicated that they are willing to be approached to provide a reference for you. Please ensure that you select ‘Add Another Referee’ in order to add details of a second referee before submitting your application.

Referees should be senior academic and/or professional persons who are currently, or have recently been responsible for supervising you; friends and family are not acceptable.

When applying to the MultiLink Consortium PhD Programme you are not required to upload reference letters. If you do have references at hand which you feel are relevant to this programme and are dated within the past two years then you are able to upload these, if they meet the above requirements.

You should ensure that at least 1 reference is submitted by the deadline in support of your application.

12. Visa and Immigration

Please select the relevant option from the drop-down menu when/if presented.

13. Equal Opportunities

Please complete as fully as possible.

Your data will not be disclosed for other purposes outside of LSTM's Student Data Privacy Statement

14. Declaration

You can save and return to your application if you do not intend to complete it in one sitting.

If you feel that you have completed all mandatory fields of the application, and attached all required documentation and are happy for your application to be reviewed you should see a button in the bottom right corner of the screen that invites you to ‘SUBMIT’.

Until you have selected ‘Submit’ your application will remain in ‘Draft’ format and will not be reviewed