At any one time, around 20% of the researchers associated with the MRL are postgraduate students, with a broad range of nationalities and both basic science and clinical students (clinical training fellows and MBPhD students) creating a lively and diverse community.
The MRL also has a thriving Student Committee who organise regular journal clubs, social events and an annual student symposium, as well as making sure students are properly represented at all levels at the institute.
Studying at the MRL
The MRL is the base for the Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease, which supports students in cutting edge research at the forefront of international efforts to understand the interrelated problems of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The MRL also accepts both basic scientists and clinical trainees for traditional 3-year PhD projects and for the 1-year MPhil by research, mainly supported by Research Council Studentships, personal awards or by scholarships administered by the Cambridge Trusts.
The Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians, which aims to provide high quality research training in clinical science to young clinicians with aptitude, is also led from the MRL.
Applications and Funding
See the individual web pages for detailed information on opportunities and on how and when to apply.
Postgraduate Open Day
The Metabolic Research Labs attends the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day (next date tbc).