MBPhD studentships2021-02-11T13:52:03+00:00

CRUK CoL Centre MBPhD studentships

The CRUK CoL Centre is able to fund 3-year MBPhD studentships as part of the UCL MBPhD programme starting in September 2021 and 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 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.

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.

Studentship details

  • 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 and project areas.

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.

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 2021 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.

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 2022 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 2022 PhD intake and that you are interested in carrying out cancer-based PhD project.

If you are interested in starting your PhD in September 2022 as part of the MBPhD Programme, and are a MBBS student studying at a different UK University you will also need to apply for a transfer to the UCL medical school. The application to transfer is part of the UCL MBPhD programme application form, therefore please fill in the additional sections.

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.

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

Key dates

  • UCL MBPhD application deadline: 17 Feb 2021
  • UCL MBPhD interviews: 18 and 19 March 2021
  • 2021 MBPhD start date: Sep 2021