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Warwick’s MRC-Funded DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Medical Research Council-funded DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Molecular Basis of Human Disease
Combating Infection
Precision Diagnostics and Data Analysis

Applications open to home students only

Several fully funded four-year studentships are available for September 2024 to join Warwick’s MRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP). The programme involves an exciting one-year MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, followed by a three-year PhD project in world-leading biomedical and health research groups using novel approaches from the engineering, mathematical, computational and physical sciences. Students join a dynamic DTP community, which includes advanced workshops, transferable skills training, careers support and cohort learning events and conferences with ~50 other students.

We are constantly working to create a supportive and inclusive environment to help students achieve their best potential, through promoting equality and challenging discrimination. We want our students to feel heard and valued for their hard work. We welcome and encourage applications from minoritised groups that are under-represented in academia.

Warwick’s MRC-Funded DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


MSc (Year One)

Students undertake a series of taught modules, including Frontier Techniques in Biomedical Research, Physical Biology of the Cell, Microscopy and Imaging, Mathematical Modelling, Mass Spectrometry, and two laboratory-based research projects.

PhD (Years Two, Three and Four)

Students co-design a three-year interdisciplinary PhD project in one of three research areas - Molecular Basis of Human Disease, Combating Infection or Precision Diagnostics and Data Analytics – all with the possibility of a placement in the NHS, industry or overseas at international partners.

Student support

Students receive outstanding mentoring, careers and pastoral support throughout the programme.

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Warwick’s MRC-Funded DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Entry requirements

Candidates must have an excellent undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in the biological, physical or computational sciences and advanced skills in mathematics (A-Level or international equivalent). Please see the website for further information.


Studentships cover full fees, consumables, conference attendance and an annual stipend (£18,750.00 in 2024/25*). Students can also apply for additional funding from the DTP for advanced training workshops, international or industry placements, internships and career transition support.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our DTP community, please click here to submit an application by 04 December 2023. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 22 January 2024.

For further information please e-mail

* Estimated stipend amount; exact figure to be confirmed

iCASE and Translational Medicine Studentships

In addition to the Core MRC DTP studentship, applications are also welcome for pre-defined iCASE and Translational Medicine projects which are detailed below:

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