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WMS MRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The IBR MRC DTP in a nutshell

Our 4-year fully funded MRC DTP programme in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research will train you across the disciplines of life and physical sciences.

You will follow an MSc course (MSc in IBR) combining taught modules and lab-based research projects and, upon successful completion, progress onto a 3 year PhD in the areas of:

We are now accepting applicants for September 2021

If you’re interested in applying please register for our live webinar at 2-3pm on Wednesday 3 February here. This is a great opportunity to meet our staff and current students to find out more about our exciting research and training programme and our dynamic and friendly DTP community.

How to join our MRC DTP

We will be accepting applications for September 2021 entry from 15 January 2021.

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

Studying as an interdisciplinary student is equipping me with a wide range of employable skills.

Student view

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

Training Community

You are instrumental to the success of our DTP and you will be encouraged to lead social events, share your research within the DTP community and externally, and overall contribute to the wider programme.

See here for details on student conferences, skill workshops, visiting career speakers, chalk talks and more...

Additional opportunities for training

The MRC funds a Flexible Training Award for students registered on the PhD to undertake exceptional training opportunities or for outstanding students to transition from PhD to first post-doc positions.

The sense of community with the DTP is very strong. The collaboration encouraged during the MSc year helped form exceptionally close bonds.