Selection Process
MRC LID will apply a single, cross-institution approach to student recruitment to ensure that the best students are selected. Selection criteria will include strong academic background (or suitable equivalent skills and experience), demonstrable aptitude for research, evidence of motivation for undertaking a PhD and an understanding of what it entails.

Admissions policies at both institutions are in line with Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategies, and aim to support fair, explicit and consistent admission procedures.

All applicants will be contacted with an outcome (both unsuccessful applicants and those invited for interview).

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 8th March 2021.

Usually, the interview process includes tours of both institutions, an opportunity to meet current students on the scheme and some board members, and formal panel interviews. MRC LID prefers short-listed candidates to attend for interview in person. However, in the current circumstances, it is not possible to confirm interview details to applicants. Further details of what the interview process will entail and by what means (likely via videochat) will be provided to short-listed candidates at the time they are invited for interview.

Application for Admission/Study to Primary Institution
Applicants who will be primarily registered at LSHTM will be expected to submit an application for study, via our online applications system, once they have been made a studentship offer. This will be noted in the offer of funding letter.

Applicants who will be primarily registered at SGUL will not be required to complete an admissions application, but may be asked to provide original documents and additional information at a later stage. The Postgraduate team at SGUL will contact awardees to confirm.

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