Each year the IMS-MRL accepts basic scientists and clinical trainees for traditional 3-year PhD projects and for a 1-year MPhil by research, supported by Research Council studentships or charitable funders, personal awards and by scholarships administered by Gates or the Cambridge Trust.
Enquiries are welcome at any time, but most applications are considered during the period November to February for projects to commence the following October.
Before making a formal application to the University, intending applicants should contact individual investigators (research interests and contact details here), to discuss potential projects and garner support for funding applications.
How to apply
If you would like to study for a 3-year PhD or an MPhil at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science-Metabolic Research Laboratories, please contact PIs whose work interests you to elicit support for your application before applying formally to the University using the links below. Applications not supported by an MRL PI will not be considered
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who wish to be considered for Gates, Cambridge Trust or other centralised funding must have submitted their application by 7th January 2020 in order to be considered as part of the funding round. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered for funding. Further information is available on the funding page of the Graduate Admissions website: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding
Many of our PIs also have close links with other PhD programmes at the University, including
- MRC Doctoral Training Partnership
- BBSRC DTP Programme
- Cambridge 4-Year BHF PhD Programme in Cardiovascular Research
- MRC Epidemiology Unit PhD Programme
Please note: The University application fee allows you to apply to up to three different programmes/courses. As long as they each have the same starting date, the fee is automatically waived in your 2nd and 3rd applications.