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Current PhD studentship opportunities

Current opportunities

We are currently recruiting excellent students to a wide range of studentships in Health Sciences. You can find out more about these opportunities at the King's Open Evening on 23 Nov where you will hear from research academics and students across our Health faculties. 

Applications are invited for a range of research studentships offered by our interdisciplinary research groups and centres, mainly tenable for four years, and covering tuition fees and a stipend.

Candidates from the EU and overseas should be aware that some sponsors impose restrictions on eligibility. Please check the sponsor's eligibility requirements before applying. Eligibility requirements can be found on the sponsors' websites.

Opportunities opening soon:

Applications will open for the MRC Doctoral Training Partnerships in Biomedical Sciences (DTP) on 23 November. Find out more about this programme.

Current studentship opportunities in the Health Faculties Academic Research Divisions:

Project/Scheme TitleResearch DivisionReference NumberSupervisorsSponsorEligibilityDeadline for applications
Calcium phosphate nanoparticles to detect and treat dental caries Institute of Pharmaceutical Science 2015/IPS/S04

Dr Maya Thanou

Professor Van Thompson


Home/EU 22/1/2016
Structural and functional investigations of LARP6, and its role in degenerative muscle disorders Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics 2015/RDCMB/S03

Professor Maria (Sasi) Conte

Professor Jernej Ule


Home/EU 22/1/2016
Cell therapies and regenerative medicine (6 positions) Genetics & Molecular Medicine 2015/GMM/S12  

5 x Wellcome Trust

1 x King's College London

Home/EU/Int 4/1/2016
Leverhulme Trust funded PhD Studentship in Cognitive Psychology/ Social Cognitive Neuroscience Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience N/A Dr Caroline Catmur

Leverhulme Trust

Home/EU 3/1/2016
MRC DTP in Biomedical Sciences 2015 Biomedical Sciences MRCDTP2015 N/A


Home/EU 14/12/2015
New targets for therapy in Batten disease (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis) PhD Studentship Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience N/A Professor Jon Cooper

EU Horizon 2020 grant award (BATCure)

Home/EU 10/12/2015
The role of primary cilium in asymmetric stem cell division Genetics & Molecular Medicine 2015/GMM/S11

Dr Shukry Habib

King's College London Home/EU 1/12/2015
Epidemiology and Medical Statistics Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience N/A

Dr Matthew Prina

Dr Artemis Koukounari

Professor Martin Prince

Horizon 2020 EU Grant  Home/EU/Int 22/11/2015
Brain networks in rolandic epilepsy: longitudinal changes and endophenotypes Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience  N/A

Professor Deb Pal

Professor Mark richardson

Waterloo Foundation Home/EU/Int 22/11/2015
Ethnic differences in the progression to type 2 diabetes: a phentotypic study of Black African and White European adults Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences 2015/DNS/S02

Dr Louise Goff

King's College London Home/EU 2/11/2015
Integrative genomics of gene expression and immune phenotypes Genetics & Molecular Medicine 2015/GMM/S10

Dr Kerrin Small

Professor Tim Spector

King's College London Home/EU/Int Open until suitable candidate is found
The relationship of gut microbiome and immune cell subtypes and influence in age-related diseases: a twin based study Genetics & Molecular Medicine 2015/GMM/S09

Professor Tim Spector

Dr Massimo Mangino

King's College London Home/EU/Int Open until suitable candidate is found
Image Guided Delivery Institute of Pharmaceutical Science 2015/IPS/S03

Dr Maya Thanou

Dr Panos Hosmas

BBSRC Home/EU The deadline for this studentship has now passed
Can salivary components predict subject responsiveness to taste Dental Institute 2015/DI/S07

Dr Guy Carpenter

Dr Po-Wah So

BBSRC CASE Home/EU The deadline for this studentship has now passed
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