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WMS MRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research is an international cross-institutional endeavour creating future scientific leaders trained in quantitative and interdisciplinary skills.

Core Stream
Addressing important biomedical questions in the key areas of Quantitative Cellular Dynamics, Molecular Microbiology and Applied Biomedical Technologies. Students start with our innovative interdiscipliary MSc course and then a 3 yr PhD project. Students also have the fantastic opportunity to spend between 3 and 12 months outside the UK at A*STAR Research Institutes in Singapore or the MRC Gambia as part of a collaborative PhD project.

iCASE Stream
We offer Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Technology (iCASE) studentships. Students benefit from an interdisciplnary taught MSc year followed by a three-year collaborative PhD project supervised by a Warwick Principal Investigator and industry partner.

Course outline

The first year of this four-year programme involves a series of taught modules and two laboratory-based research projects that lead to an MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research.

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Students then undertake a three-year PhD project supervised by internationally leading experts from Warwick Medical School, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics or Systems Biology.

Find out more about the MSc course content.

Unique student experience

As an MRC DTP student you will work alongside students in the EPSRC-funded Molecular and Analytical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training (MAS CDT).

The first year therefore provides a unique training environment in which students can acquire core skills in analytical science, computational biology and mathematics.

These cohorts of students are based together in a purpose designed physical space providing a real-world multidisciplinary experience.

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How to join our MRC DTP

We are currently accepting applications and you can apply here. The closing date is 15 April.

Remember it is also possible to take our MSc Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research as a stand-alone course.

Student view

Second year MRC DTP student Filipe tells us about his experiences of the course.

A unique multidisciplinary training environment, providing core skills in biology, computation and physical sciences.