MBPhD studentships2019-11-11T17:09:12+00:00

CRUK CoL Centre MBPhD studentships

The CRUK CoL Centre will award up to four 3-year MBPhD studentships as part of the UCL MBPhD programme starting in September 2020. This is a unique opportunity for talented and exceptional MBBS students who have an interest in cancer research to kick start their clinical academic career.

As a CoL Centre MBPhD student you will join the CoL Centre PhD programme alongside the other CoL Centre trainees (PhD students and Clinical Research Training Fellows). You will be able to participate in various activities, many with a cancer focus, including an induction week, multidisciplinary training, seminars, events and courses that are run by all the CoL Centre partners.

As a registered UCL MBPhD student you will also have access to its clinical teaching programme, designed to keep students’ clinical skills and knowledge up to date, alongside specialist cancer modules provided by CoL faculty.

Your contacts with the CRUK CoL Centre will not end when you complete your PhD – you’ll still be able to participate in seminars and workshops, keep in touch with your CoL Centre colleagues and receive mentorship from the Centre’s faculty. We will also inform you about opportunities within the Centre for later in your clinical academic career.

Supervisors and projects will be chosen once you have been selected for a CRUK CoL Centre studentship. The projects could be based at any of the 4 sites across the Centre. As these studentships are part of the UCL-MBPhD programme, you will be awarded your PhD and MBBS from UCL upon completion of your PhD and the final 2 years of your MBBS degree, which will be undertaken within the UCL medical school.

Studentship details

  • Duration 3 years
  • Stipend £21 000 pa
  • Home tuition fees and a consumables budget will be covered by the award

A list of potential CoL Centre MBPhD supervisors and project areas will be available in December.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the CoL Centre MBPhD studentship, you need to be accepted on to the UCL MBPhD Programme. You will need to have completed at least 2 pre-clinical MBBS years plus an iBSc. As a requirement of the UCL MBPhD programme you will also need to be enrolled in the UCL medical school and have completed the 4th integrated clinical care year at UCL before starting your PhD.

Starting a CRUK CoL Centre PhD in September 2020

If you are interested in starting your PhD in September 2020 as part of the MBPhD Programme, you will be currently a 4th year integrated clinical care year MBBS student at UCL and will need to apply to the UCL MBPhD programme first. On your application form please indicate that you are interested in carrying out cancer-based PhD project.

Starting a CRUK CoL Centre PhD in September 2021

If you are interested in starting your PhD in September 2021 as part of the MBPhD programme, and are a UCL student currently in your 3rd year (iBSc): Please apply to the UCL MBPhD programme indicating that that you would like to apply for the 2021 PhD intake and that you are interested in carrying out cancer-based PhD project.

If you are interested in starting your PhD in September 2021 as part of the MBPhD Programme, and are a MBBS student studying at a different UK University:

  • Please apply for a transfer to the UCL medical school by 24 January 2020.
  • In parallel you will need to apply for the UCL MBPhD programme, indicating that that you would like to apply for the 2021 PhD intake and that you are interested in carrying out cancer-based PhD project. Your application for the MBPhD will only be considered if your transfer to the UCL medical school is successful.

For questions about CRUK CoL Centre MBPhD opportunities, please contact: annabelle.scott@ucl.ac.uk

MBPhD open day

  • UCL will be hosting a MBPhD recruitment open day on Thursday 28 November 2019
  • If you would like to attend please register on eventbrite

Key dates

  • UCL MBPhD application deadline: 28 Feb 2020
  • UCL medical school transfer deadline: 24 Jan 2020
  • Medical school Interviews: 20 and 21 Feb 2020
  • MB-PhD interviews: 25 and 26 March 2020
  • 2020 MB-PhD start date: Sep 2020