Our superb working environment in our open plan research facility in Whitechapel, as well as our Abernethy and Yvonne Carter buildings, allows you to benefit from interaction across the disciplines, fostering collaboration and sharing of knowledge. If working on a project with a clinical component, you may also spend time working in the neighbouring state-of-the-art Royal London Hospital. There is a wealth of symposia, seminars, lectures and talks held within the Institute and wider Queen Mary which you are encouraged to join, as well as our student forums which include social events, networking, help with research issues, and career events.
Supporting your development
You supervisor will support you with your research and help you to identify your development and training needs. As well as your research, you will participate in transferable skills training so that you will be prepared for the challenges of the job market. You will also receive support from our Director of Graduate Studies, Cleo Bishop, the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee and Queen Mary's Doctoral College.
Hear from our students about what it’s like to be part of Queen Mary:
Entry to research degree studies at the Blizard Institute
The Blizard Institute is able to offer a range of studentships throughout the year, although a large proportion are advertised during the autumn term. These include funding from research councils, charities, and our own Queen Mary and medical school studentships. Studentships are advertised via the normal channels, including www.FindaPhD.com
Our requirements are those of Queen Mary University of London. Applicants must hold or be expecting to hold either:
- a first or upper second class degree OR a masters degree in a relevant subject from a UK university, OR
- a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution.
Studentships are advertised via the normal channels, including www.FindaPhd.com
Further information can be found on the following pages:
- Overview of Research Degrees within Queen Mary University of London
- All PhD programmes at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry on FindaPhD.com
Please note: All MD (Res) applicants must undertake the following in order to apply for a PGR studentship at the Blizard:
- Applicants are required to submit a literature review of between 5000-10,000 words, together with a plan of future research.The literature review and research proposal will form the basis of the oral examination which will be conducted by a panel of at least two members of academic staff. The panel will be approved by the Institute Director of Graduate Studies.
- Applicants will need to have gained ethical approval for their proposed research project.
- Applicants will also need to demonstrate that they have adequate funding to cover the tuition fees for their duration of their study.
- The panel can only recommend acceptance of an applicant once all these conditions have been met.
Useful links For Current PGR Students and Supervisors:
Below is a list of useful links for all current SMD PGR Supervisors and Students.
- General information for current SMD PGR Students
- NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme
- SMD Research Student Guide
- Policies on attendance and interruptions of study
- Roles and responsibilities of students and supervisors and for information on ethics committees, complaints procedures and academic offences
- Details and relevant forms for PGR progression in SMD, specifically:
- 9 months (overview and forms)
- 18 months (overview and forms)
- 30 months (overview and form)
- 39 months (writing up form)
- Transferable Skills Development
Research Degrees Office
The Research Degrees Office website includes information for:
- Codes of Practice and Academic Regulations for PGR Students
- Contact details for the Research Degrees office
- Information on enrolment and registration
- Information for Tier 4 StudentsThesis Submission
- Research Ethics Policy
- Nomination of Examiners and examination entry
- Thesis submission, the viva and examiner payments
- Interruption of study
- Withdrawal from studies
- Guidance Expenses forms