LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology



Step 1:
All students wishing to join the Molecular Cell Biology PhD Programme must apply via UCL's application portal. Applications for the October 2022 intake will be accepted until January 31, 2022

Step 2:
Students must also apply for one of the following scholarships or indicate that they are self-funded in their UCL application.

Graduate Research Scholarship (UK students)
Overseas Research Scholarship (Overseas students)

If you wish to be considered for either of these scholarships, you must have submitted your scholarship application documents to lucy.newman@ucl.ac.uk by Friday January 14, 2022. Please note that you do not need to include the lay summary of your research proposal or reference 2, as this is a rotation programme and projects will not be decided until the end of the first year.

You can also look for funding opportunities using the UCL Scholarships Finder

We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in cell biology, coupled with an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (for example Life Sciences, Physics, Maths or Computer Science) at a minimum of upper second-class UK Bachelor’s level or overseas equivalent. 



Selection, offers and acceptance

Interviews will be held online.
If we make you an offer, we will would like you to decide whether you wish to accept within a reasonable period of time. 
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.

Entry requirements

We will consider any UK graduate with a minimum 2:1 BSc degree in Biosciences. We will also consider degrees with interdisciplinary backgrounds where graduates can demonstrate an interest in cell biology. Degree qualifications of equivalent standard (i.e. would qualify for starting a PhD thesis in your home country) obtained in other countries are recognised.