MBPhD studentships2021-11-04T14:18:25+00:00

CRUK CoL Centre MBPhD studentships

The CRUK CoL Centre is able to fund 3-year MBPhD studentships as part of the UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) MBPhD programmes starting in September 2022. 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 MBPhD student registered at UCL or QMUL you will also have access to their clinical teaching programme designed to keep students’ clinical skills and knowledge up to date, alongside specialist cancer modules provided by CoL Centre faculty. Visit the UCL website for information on the UCL clinical teaching programme. For more information on the QMUL programme contact Dr Cleo Bishop.

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. You will directly apply to the MBPhD programme at either UCL or QMUL. Details on the application process can be found on the UCL MBPhD website, or can be inquired by contacting Dr Cleo Bishop.

MBPhD Supervisors 2022

Eligibility

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

The funding for this studentship covers students with UK home tuition fee status only. For more information on home tuition fee status please visit the UKCISA website. Please note that we will only be able to offer studentships to candidates that have UK home tuition fee status or provide evidence that they can fund the international portion of the tuition fee from external sources (i.e. not self-funded).

If you are interested in starting your PhD in September 2022 as part of the UCL MBPhD Programme, you should currently a 4th year integrated clinical care 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.

Opportunities are also available for QMUL MBBS students as part of the QMUL MBPhD programme. Please contact Dr Cleo Bishop: c.l.bishop@qmul.ac.uk for more information.

If you are interested in starting your PhD in September 2023 as part of the MBPhD programme, you should currently be a third year iBSc MBBBS student at UCL. Please apply to the UCL MBPhD programme indicating that that you would like to apply for the 2023 PhD intake and that you are interested in carrying out cancer-based PhD project.

Opportunities are also available for QMUL MBBS students as part of the QMUL MBPhD programme. Please contact Dr Cleo Bishop: c.l.bishop@qmul.ac.uk for more information.

  • Duration 3 years
  • Stipend £21,000 pa
  • Home tuition fees and a consumables budget will be covered by the award
  • Repayment of your undergraduate student loan, up to the sum of £45 000, subject to successful completion of each year of your PhD

Please click here for a list of potential CoL Centre MBPhD supervisors for the 2022 intake and information on their research areas.

For questions about CRUK CoL Centre MBPhD opportunities, please contact: iris.lueke@crick.ac.uk