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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:

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.

How to join our MRC DTP

We are no longer accepting applications for September 2020 entry.

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.