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MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership

MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership

Multiple PhD studentships, various locations across the UK

2019 entry

The MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP) brings together a number of national and international networks, institutions and partners undertaking clinical trials and trials methodology research. Our overall aim being to improve patient care by improving the way in which the healthcare evidence base is developed.

Our PhD programme presents a unique opportunity to undertake training and research in major areas where clinical trials need to be improved to help increase the health of society. Projects are available at locations across the UK for candidates with qualifications in a variety of subject areas including statistics, mathematics, health economics, epidemiology, psychology, social science, computer science, informatics and health services research.

Details of projects, institutions and supervisors which are currently available can be found here:

What is included

  • Funding is available to support PhD study, tuition fees and student stipend at the level set by the individual institution.
  • A broad range of trials methodology research training and internship opportunities across the Partnership, overseen by a Student Training Group chaired by Professor Catrin Tudur Smith
  • Membership of a student cohort, embedded within an international network of health researchers and clinical trialists
  • Exposure to a wide range of relevant research initiatives

How to apply

Please visit the MRC NIHR TMRP website for PhD projects currently available.

Eligibility criteria and an application form for each project or institution should be available via the project links in the table provided.

Please note: The selection of a PhD candidate will follow the particular institute’s postgraduate recruitment procedure. We recommend that you discuss your interest with the relevant supervisor(s) prior to submitting an application.

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