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Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology - Wellcome Trust PhD

This unique programme offers opportunities to study at UCL, Birkbeck College and MRC-NIMR. Students are exposed to a wide range of training in protein structure, chemical biology and the computational tools necessary to address important problems in biomedicine.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 4 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT)

Application deadlines

Instructions on applying for this programme can be found here.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, Physics, Chemistry or similar subjects from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Our studentship places are limited and highly sought after; previous research experience would provide a competitive edge to prospective candidates.

English language requirement: Good

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Funding

Successful applicants will receive a four-year Wellcome Trust PhD studentship including a tax-free maintenance stipend of £22,278 per annum (2014/15 rate) and tuition fees paid in full at the home/EU rate. For full details see the Wellcome Trust website.

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Careers

Employability

We place a strong emphasis on high-quality student training, interdisciplinary approaches to research, and on providing students with a considerable range of opportunities to develop transferable skills. Our students are highly successful in obtaining research positions in academia and industry due to the range of technical experise that they develop, as well as their strong understanding of fundamental biological processes. They are also successful in gaining positions in other professions which in addition to a scientific background benefit from our students' presentational, communication, numerical and data analysis skills (e.g. clinical trials, knowledge transfer and teaching).

Why study this degree at UCL?

This programme offers students the opportunity to do cross-disciplinary research in world-class institutes. The four year structure comprises intensive training together with the opportunity for short projects in all three disciplines in the first year.

UCL and Birkbeck are located in Bloomsbury, in the heart of London. This provides an excellent opportunity to join in the professional and social life of the capital.

Student / staff ratios › 32 staff › 0 taught students › 78 research students

Department: Structural and Molecular Biology

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

Instructions on applying for this programme can be found here.

For more information see our Applications page.

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