APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2024/25 ACADEMIC YEAR
INTERVIEWS DATES - DTP
Experimental and Translational Medicine - NEW DATE 19th February
Fundamental Mechanisms of Disease 20th and 21st February
Health of the Public 19th February
Neuroscience and Mental Health 26th and 27th February
INTERVIEW DATES - iCASE
Laura McCoy's project - 12th and 13th February
Martin Tisdall's project - 16th February
Caroline Sabin's project - 21st February
Jennifer Pocock's project - 22nd February
There are 18 DTP studentships available over the four research themes in the 2024/25 academic year. Students on the DTP route undertake 3 twelve week rotations in up to three laboratories at Birkbeck or UCL.
4 iCASE studentships are available in the 2024/25 academic year.
Applicants must hold, or be expected to achieve, a first or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent (for example BA, BSc, MSci) or a Masters degree in a relevant subject.
All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme according to UCL requirements. Applicants must achieve the level of ‘good’.
The UKRI has updated their eligibility criteria to confirm that international students will be eligible for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships from the start of the 2021/22 academic year.
All UKRI-funded PhD students will be eligible for the full award – both the stipend to support living costs, and fees at research organisations UK rate, however UKRI funding will not cover international fees set by universities.
The 2023/24 stipend rate is £20,622 per annum for students on the DTP route. Students on the iCASE route receive an additional annual top-up of £2,500 per annum.
There is also a Research and Training Support Grant (RTSG) of £5,000 per annum for the duration of the PhD programme.
UCL Birkbeck MRC DTP has limited institutional bursaries to fund the difference between the home and international fee rate. We also welcome applications from international students in receipt of alternative studentship funding.
At interview you will be expected to answer questions about your previous research experience and potential for an academic career
The interview panel will include the Theme Directors, a selection of Principal Investigators from the theme and a current PhD student from the relevant theme.
Interviews will take place between 12th and 26th February 2024.