APPLY NOW!! – LMS 3.5yr Studentships

Each year we have multiple fully funded studentships available for our 3.5 year PhD programme commencing each October. These studentships provide a generous stipend, tuition fees and bench fees for 3.5 years. This programme is designed for students who have a clear idea of the field in which they wish to work and who have solid laboratory or research experience. It provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that will make a novel contribution to scientific knowledge and understanding. Each studentship focuses on its own unique research project within one of our multiple research groups.

We are currently advertising multiple PhD projects for October 2020 starters.

Eight of the below listed projects will be fully funded by the MRC, covering all tuition fees and including a tax-free stipend amounting to £21,000pa (paid in monthly installments) paid directly to the student, for 3.5 years.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate scientific subject from a recognised academic institution. Whilst a master’s degree is preferable, it is not essential.

Successful candidates will also be expected to meet the Imperial College Entry Requirements, including the English Language Requirement, where relevant.

Whilst the funding for these studentships is open to students worldwide, funding for overseas students is more restricted. For this reason, only exceptional OS students will be considered.

MRC LMS Fully Funded PhD Studentships for October 2020 starters

For a full list of possible projects please click HERE.

If you would like to be considered for our MRC LMS PhD Programme please complete an application form, which can be downloaded from HERE, and email to stating ‘LMS PhD Programme Application’. One application form is required per student and you will be considered for all available projects.

The deadline for all applications is Sunday 01 December 2019 23:59 GMT.

All applications must be supported with two academic references sent directly from the referees. We are unable to accept references that are sent via the student, or are not on company/institute headed paper or from an official institute email account (gmail is not accepted). Please note that we do not contact referees and expect all applicants to ask their referees to send their references by the application deadline date. We are unable to invite applicants to interview unless two academic references have been received.

Interviews will take place at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday 23 & Friday 24 Jaunary 2020. Candidates will be expected to attend both interview days.

Applicants are expected to have achieved a higher second class honours at undergraduate level, followed by either a Master’s qualification or equivalent relevant research experience. Students who are not native English speakers must also meet the Imperial College English Language Requirement before enrolment, but this is not essential at application stage.

For further information about the application process or the LMS PhD Programme in general please contact our Postgraduate Coordinator at