A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, Physics, Chemistry or similar subjects from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Our studentship places are limited and highly sought after; previous research experience would provide a competitive edge to prospective candidates.
Months of entry
In the era of ever expanding biological complexity, computational biology is crucial in making sense of the data. Similarly, structural biology and biophysics provide essential insights into the molecular mechanisms presiding over biological processes. In turn, the chemical information provided by 3-dimensional structures can be exploited in the design of small molecule reagents which are valuable cell and molecular biology tools.
This programme offers students the opportunity to do cross-disciplinary research in world-class institutes. The four year structure comprises intensive training together with the opportunity for short projects in all three disciplines in the first year. UCL and Birkbeck are located in Bloomsbury, in the heart of London. This provides an excellent opportunity to join in the professional and social life of the capital.
Information for international students
Please see: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students
Fees and funding
Successful applicants will receive a four-year Wellcome Trust PhD studentship including a tax-free maintenance stipend of £22,278 per annum (2014/15 rate) and tuition fees paid in full at the home/EU rate. For full details see the Wellcome Trust website.
Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Ms Manu Davies
- +44 (0)20 3549 5460