UCL Faculty of Life Sciences



Our PhD programmes provide outstanding training in an environment of scientific excellence, at a vibrant research institute in central London.

Students gain a comprehensive understanding in areas that are transforming biomedical research, including cell and tissue biology, state-of-the art imaging and computational biology.

We offer:

  • A supportive research environment
  • Quality supervision, with an emphasis on equal partnerships between students and their supervisor
  • A student-centred approach with a focus on personalised development
  • An evolving community of researchers who develop and share research practice

We run the following programmes:

Molecular Cell Biology PhD Programme
Wellcome Optical Biology PhD Programme

We also host PhD students from other programmes: 

MRC Doctoral Training Programme 
London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme
Institute for the Physics of Living Systems
EPSRC Doctoral Training Programme

Find out more about our students and life at the LMCB.

If you have any queries about the PhD programmes or the application process, please contact our Studentship Administrator, Renata Adamcova.