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:
- molecular, cellular and tissue dynamics
- microbiology and infection,
- applied biomedical technologies or
- artificial intelligence and data science
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.
Third year MRC DTP student Filipe tells us about his experiences of the course.
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.