MRC LID is offering studentships on two potential routes:

  • 3.5 years (PhD)
  • 1+3 (Masters and PhD)

Mode of Study: The routes are shown for full-time studies. Applications for part-time study may be accepted depending on the nature of the chosen project.

3.5  years – PhD Programme
The 3.5 year PhD programme is for students with relevant Master’s or equivalent training.

Students will apply for specific research projects at the outset and will be expected to take four study modules (usually during the first year), tailored to their specific background and research needs, to widen and deepen their knowledge and understanding of their field. Each module provides the equivalent of 15 credits and may be delivered part-time over 5 weeks, as an intensive short course (full time for 1-3 weeks) or as an e-learning module.

The additional 6 months on top of the standard +3 award will provide students with opportunities to gain new skills to allow them to undertake multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research, and to undertake a required 3 month placement or internship which is not directly related to their PhD research (ideally in Year 2 or 3).

1+3 years – MSc and PhD Programme
1+3 awards may be made to exceptional candidates requiring a Master’s qualification.  Students will apply to one of the three research themes, enrol on a Master’s course of direct relevance to that theme, and select their particular research project during their first year.  MSc courses eligible for 1+3 include Medical Statistics (LSHTM), Genomic Medicine (SGUL) and MRes Infection and Immunity (SGUL).


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