Research course

Wellcome Trust Advanced Therapies for Regenerative Medicine

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

You will require at least an upper second class undergraduate degree, or equivalent in a STEM discipline.

Candidates who already hold a Master’s degree can still apply and will need to complete the first year.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme provides an interdisciplinary training. PhD supervisors have been selected across departments from King’s campuses, for their expertise in core areas of relevance to regenerative medicine, including cell transplantation, gene therapy and endogenous tissue repair. Supervisors also have expertise in stem cell and developmental biology and knowledge of bioengineering, disease modelling, drug screens and cell tracking in patients. Students will appreciate the creative possibilities of working at the interface between different fields.

The Wellcome Trust ‘Advanced Therapies for Regenerative Medicine’ Doctoral Training Programme builds on our previous experience of creating a successful Wellcome Trust PhD programme in regenerative medicine.

In line with the Wellcome’s new Research Culture (#ReimagineResearch), we are committed to provide scientific excellence in a positive working environment. Our programme will develop and share practices that bring science and culture together, placing both firmly at the heart of our training strategy and your research journey.

We offer:

  • 6 fully funded studentships which include a stipend, university fees, research costs, and funds for travel, training and career transitions
  • world-class scientific training, provided in a flexible, student-led fashion, by interdisciplinary supervisor teams
  • individualised training and support (including financial) to help you transition out of the programme into your chosen career – be it inside or outside of academia
  • an inclusive training environment: our management team and supervisor pool are diverse and open, and we welcome applicants from communities that are currently under-represented in academia
  • a positive research culture, which includes training on research integrity, data data management, ethics and transparency.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions