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Clone of PhD Study

Our active MPhil/PhD programme currently has more than fifty research students from all over the world including the UK, Europe, Jordan, Singapore, China, Chile, Saudi Arabia, India and Australia. Students are regularly monitored by a small committee appointed among experts in the field, which stimulates interactions between laboratories, and excellent training courses are offered on research and other skills (speaking, writing, imaging, etc).
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4 year funded PhD programmes

The department participates in the following funded programmes. These programmes typically feature rotations in several different laboratories during the first year before deciding on your PhD lab and project. Please follow the links below for more information:

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UCL Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships awarded through UCL; students can only apply for these with the support of a supervisor - please contact a prospective supervisor well in advance of the deadline.

Scholarship applicants should e-mail their documents to the Postgraduate Research Admin Team.

Deadline for October 2024 entry: 12 January 2024

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Learn more about our programme and Apply

To register for a PhD you will require one of the following:

- a first or upper second class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard)

- a recognised Master's degree

* if you are an overseas applicant you will also require evidence of proficiency in English. The standard of English expected is Level 2.

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Independent Funding

Independently funded students are welcome to apply and commence their studies throughout the year. Entry dates for 2024-2025 will be 1 October, 1 February and 1 May.

To apply, view the list of our group leaders to review their research and decide which lab(s) suit your area of interest. You should then email your chosen supervisor(s) to discuss possible projects.

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Developmental and Stem Cell Biology PhD Programme

This 4 year programme includes a first year with journal clubs and laboratory rotations followed by a research project in years 2-4. There is no funding attached to this programme but applications from independently funded students or UCL scholarship applicants are welcome. For a list of potential supervisors, please contact the Postgraduate Research Admin Team.

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Welcome from the Departmental Graduate Tutors

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Why study with CDB?

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