Applications are being accepted via UCL's online application system for students to start in September 2018. To apply click here. The closing date for applications is Friday 5 January 2018 and the interviews will be Saturday 3 February 2018.

For further information on the programme, please contact Ione Karney


Students from both the UK and the EU are eligible for this programme.  We will consider any UK graduate with a minimum 2:1 BSc degree. Degree qualifications of equivalent standard (i.e. would qualify for starting a PhD thesis in your home country) obtained in other EU countries are also recognised. There is a three year UK/EU residency requirement to be eligible for the full MRC studentship award.



Selection, Offers and Acceptance

If you are selected for interview, you will be invited to come to London to visit the LMCB. Reasonable travelling expenses will be paid. There will be a 30 minute interview followed by a tour of LMCB and a discussion with some current students. If we make you an offer, we will want you to decide whether or not you wish to accept it within a reasonable period of time as agreed with the programme director, according to your circumstances. If you accept our offer, you will be making a binding commitment to our Programme, and we will ask you to withdraw your applications for other PhD places.

Stipend and Fees

Students who fulfill the 3 year UK /EU residency requirement will receive a non-taxable stipend from the MRC, currently £17,000 in the first year and £18,000 for the remaining three years. Students also receive a yearly travel fund for attending conferences.