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King’s College London MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) iCollaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships in Biomedical Sciences

King’s College London MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) iCollaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships in Biomedical Sciences

Applications Open: Monday 26th October 2020
Application Deadline: Sunday 29th November 2020 (23:59)

King's College London are seeking students of academic excellence to join our Health Faculties.

Health is a dominant and unifying theme at King’s College London which is internationally recognised for excellence in biomedical and health research and training. King’s is the academic partner of King’s Health Partners, one of the UK’s leading Academic Health Sciences Centres.

Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships

Four 4 year fully-funded PhD positions are available for September 2021 entry, with successful candidates joining the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. They will start their PhD project immediately in September 2021 and will participate in all other training and cohort activities of the MRC DTP.

About Us

The objective of our Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is to select motivated and curiosity-driven students and provide them with outstanding training, tailored flexibly to their individual needs and interests. We will equip them with the intellectual and technical skills that are needed for undertaking cutting-edge biomedical research and complement this with key transferable skills (including public engagement, business development and entrepreneurship) to ensure that they emerge as well-rounded scientists, prepared for their next career stage (whether in research or outside). Our excellent clinical setting will ensure all students benefit from an understanding of the context of medical research, helping develop scientists with a strong translational ethos.


iCASE projects are a collaboration between an academic institution and a commercial or non-academic partner; offering a unique opportunity to receive high quality research training that bridges academic and industry partners. The MRC DTP are recruiting to five PhD projects tackling key strategic skills shortages:

  • 1.5 Targeting histone demethylation to reverse age-related cognitive decline
  • 2.5 Proteomic investigation of biomarkers of ankylosing spondylitis
  • 3.5 Magnetic Therapy - Pioneering new frontiers in non-pharmacological treatments for depression during pregnancy
  • 4.5 Trans-generational transmission of obesity and obesity-induced liver disease – a role for maternal microbiota and Toll-like receptors


Each studentship is fully funded for 4 years including tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of £19,785 (2020-2021 rate) and a generous annual allowance of £6,700 for research consumables and conference travel.

Residency Eligibility

Home, EU and international students are all eligible to apply, but places are limited for EU and international applicants.

Academic Qualification Requirements

The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants will be reviewed on qualifications, experience and potential to undertake a research degree.

The minimum entrance qualification is an Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance requirements may be admitted if they hold an alternative qualification of an equivalent or higher level in a relevant subject, or can prove relevant professional experience which demonstrates that the applicant can follow and complete the programme.

How to Apply

To apply to the MRC DTP iCASE Studentships visit our webpages to submit an online application via King’s Apply. Further information can be found on our ‘Frequently asked Questions’ pages.

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