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King’s College London MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD Studentships in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

King’s College London MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) 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 the dominant and unifying theme at King’s College London which is internationally recognised for the excellence in biomedical and health research and training. King’s is the academic partner of King’s Health Partners, and one of the UK’s only six accredited Academic Health Sciences Centres.

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.

Approximately 25 Studentship Positions Available for 2021 Entry

To deliver this strategy, we offer a dual PhD structure, offering both a ‘0+3.5’ PhD only track, and a ‘1+3’ MRes/PhD track with laboratory rotations. This recognises that the best students come from a range of backgrounds and have a range of training needs. Importantly, both pathways provide adequate time for training in both experimental and broader research skills, with a particular focus on quantitative skills and research methodologies.

The DTP is organised into four strategic themes. These are intentionally broad, to capture the breadth of our research (and infrastructure) offering, and to allow student excellence to be the over-riding selection criterion.

  • Theme 1: Molecules, Cells, and the Basis for Disease
  • Theme 2: Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health
  • Theme 3: Psychological Medicine
  • Theme 4: Imaging and Biomedical Engineering

Projects available across our four themes for 2021 Entry can be found on our website.


Each studentship is fully funded for 3.5 or 4 years (for the 0+3.5 and 1+3 pathway respectively), including tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of £17,285 (2020-2021 rate) and a generous annual allowance of £5,300 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 in Biomedical Sciences visit our webpages to submit an online application via King’s Apply. Further information can be found on our ‘How to Apply’ and ‘Frequently asked Questions’ pages.

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