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Translational Immunology, Inflammation and Cancer PhD studentships

About the award

Level: PhD
Course: Translational Immunology, Inflammation and Cancer PhDs
Country: EU, Home
Value: Full tuition fees and living stipend.
No. of awards: 4
Deadline: Friday 24th January 2020

More information

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The University of Southampton and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are Russell Group universities with world leading research programmes and are proud to offer Medical Research Council (MRC) funded studentships. Students are based at Southampton or QMUL and focus on Digital Technologies, Informatics for Health, Advanced Therapeutics and Precision Medicine in specific projects relevant to their subject areas (see below). Successful candidates will join a large and vibrant PhD student community to undertake a 4 year funded period of study, from October 2019.

Programme Structure

Year 1

In year 1 you will choose three laboratory rotation projects in research groups at the cutting edge of experimental medicine. Taught modules are held in Statistical Methods (Southampton or QMUL), pathway specific topics and Quantitative Cell Biology, with practical training in bioinformatics and computational modelling of disease relevant datasets (taught in Southampton - all students attend*). An intermediate MRes is awarded after successful first year completion. This MRes is not offered for application separately.

Years 2-4

In years 2-4 you undertake your original research project in your chosen subject area, at your partner institution. Our aim is for you to become an active and valued member of a research lab led by one of our expert scientists.


Funding is available for a limited number of places. You must meet MRC student eligibility requirements. Studentships are paid at equivalent or above the standard UK Research Council recommended stipend. Fees will be covered for eligible students. Some projects have links with industry, including pharmaceutical companies, with potential for stipend enhancement.

How to apply

You must apply via the MRes programme, not the standard BCI PhD programme. Applications can be made via THIS LINK

This Programme is collaborative, applications are to Southampton or QMUL. Please do NOT apply to both partners.

Applicants must hold a 1st class or 2:1 degree in a subject within the life-sciences or physical sciences. For applicants with a background in life-sciences, Maths, Statistics or Computing modules at A Level or undergraduate level are desirable, but not essential. For applicants with a background in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences modules at undergraduate level are essential.

Interviews: On or after 11th February 2020. Candidates interviewed are asked to give a short presentation.

Apply here 

Academic enquiries:

Dr Katiuscia Bianchi, Lecturer in Molecular Oncology 

Application enquiries:
0207 882 2081