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3 Year Funded Kennedy Trust IMPACT Inflammation MB-PhD

Kennedy Trust IMPACT Inflammation MB-PhD

Combining the vocational training of a medical degree with the research expertise of a PhD

The Kennedy Trust IMPACT Inflammation MB-PhD is a funded three-year programme aimed at MBChB students who wish to train as clinician scientists

This training route will see students intercalating to spend 3 years dedicated to completing a PhD award, combining their medical training with research training in the area of inflammation sciences.

Each year, we aim to recruit the best candidates who are seeking to drive new innovations in clinical care and research. Our first cohort of students will begin their studies in September 2021.


Students will benefit from a bespoke training and mentorship programme alongside their research project. As postgraduate researchers in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, students will also have access to the Doctoral Academy Training programme to develop your transferable skills.


Year 1

  • Programme induction
  • Upskilling in inflammation course
  • Computational biology course
  • Project specific training/development

Year 2

  • Training activities to support career development
  • Mentorship programme

Year 3

  • Training activities to support career development
  • Mentorship programme
  • Preparation for thesis submission/viva
  • Support for returning to the MBChB core programme


Successful applicants will receive a PhD studentship for the three-year duration of the programme.

These studentships include:

  • full funding for PhD tuition fees (up to the UK rate)
  • lab costs/running expenses
  • a stipend of £19,000 per annum for living costs.

International (including EU) candidates should contact us at to discuss a fee scholarship that is available to the highest-performing international applicant.

For further details including how to apply and full eligibility requirements please visit our website:

Manchester & St Andrews application deadline: Friday 23 April 2021.

Other recognised medical schools application deadline: Thursday 27 May 2021.

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