About our studentships
Please see below for a list of our available studentships:
In addition to the five schemes above, we also offer individually funded studentships which you will find on our current opportunities listings.
King's Health Schools Studentships 2014
Up to 20 four-year studentships available: NOW CLOSED
We are offering a range of studentships for four-year PhDs funded by the MRC, EPSRC and King’s Graduate School. Applicants can select from over 100 projects in subjects covering age-related diseases, cancer studies, cardiovascular, cell and molecular biophysics, craniofacial development, dentistry and oral science, diabetes and nutrition, environmental sciences, genetics, imaging sciences, health and social care research, immunology, infectious diseases, developmental neurobiology, palliative care, pharmaceutical sciences, physiological sciences, stem cell biology, transplantation, and women’s health.
Studentships include tuition fees, bench fees and a stipend of £15,726 per year. Students selected for the studentships will benefit from an innovative graduate skills programme. King’s College London has a global reputation for research excellence and is ranked amongst the world’s top 20 universities.
Home/EU and Overseas candidates may apply. Please note that all of the awards will be at the Home/EU tuition fee rate. Some awards are limited to Home/EU students only. Where studentships are available to Overseas students, the student will be responsible for the difference in the tuition fees (approximately £12,000 per annum for science-based degrees).
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Medical Imaging Centre for Doctoral Training
16 4-year MRes/PhD studentships available: apply now!
Deadline for applications: midnight on Sunday 26 January 2014
The King’s College London and Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Medical Imaging brings together two world leading research-focused universities in a unique collaboration to create an interdisciplinary training approach specifically designed to meet challenges in healthcare and Medical Imaging. The CDT will build on strong existing KCL/ICL collaborations including substantial joint grant funding, joint publications and current joint supervision.
With complementary strengths in basic physical sciences, engineering and clinical translation, the CDT will have links with key industrial partners and close strategic and geographical links with St Thomas’ Hospital, a top-rated teaching hospital, where the Centre will be based. The CDT has a comprehensive capability to train and nurture the next generation of imaging scientists and research and industry leaders.
Students will undertake an MRes in the first year of the programme, giving students the opportunity to develop key research skills before embarking on their three year PhD projects.
King's Biosciences Institute
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity Prize PhD Programme
10 4-year MRes/PhD studentships available: NOW CLOSED
Supported by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, the multidisciplinary Biomedical and Translational Science PhD Programme incorporates biophysics/cell biology, genetics, immunology and neuroscience. Students - who will have dual supervision of one clinician/clinical scientist and one basic scientist - will undertake a one-year MRes before embarking on a three-year PhD project.
Students will be funded for four years, receiving a stipend of £23,634 in their first year. Bench fees of £5,000 will be provided as well as opportunities to be sponsored for attending international conferences and symposia. Tuition fees will be fully-funded at the Home/EU rate.
Candidates should be eligible for Home/EU tuition fees.
King’s British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence
King’s BHF Centre of Excellence PhD programme
6 three-year and 4 four-year (1+3) studentships available: apply now!
Deadline for applications: Friday, 10 January 2014
This prestigious programme of studentships commences in September 2014. The three-year studentships will be offered in regards to specific interdisciplinary projects. The four-year studentships will consist of a combination of research mini-projects, workshops and a library project in Year 1, leading to an MRes in Cardiovascular Sciences, followed by a specialized 3-year PhD project in Years 2-4. Students may apply for more than one three-year project as well as the four-year programme if applicable. Please follow application instructions carefully.
King's MRC Centres
A range of studentships are also offered by the: MRC Centre for Transplantation; MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology; and MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, in their respective areas of internationally competitive expertise.
MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma
3 four-year (1 + 3) studentships available: NOW CLOSED.
Applications are now invited for 3 PhD studentships to start in October 2014. The studentships will be funded for 4 years (1+3), on a starting bursary of £17,500 per annum and tuition fees at the Home/EU rate.
This is an outstanding opportunity for high-calibre PhD students to train in areas of basic and clinical science that have direct relevance to the development of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of asthma.
The studentship will take place in the MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma - a partnership between the MRC, Asthma UK, King's College London, Imperial College London and partner NHS Trusts.
MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology
Four-year MRes/PhD studentships available: apply now!
Deadline for applications: Monday, 6 January 2014
This four-year MRes/PhD programme is run by the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology - one of the largest centres in Europe for the study of brain development - and provides a fantastic environment for research and training. Successful candidates will undertake an MRes in the first year which includes laboratory rotations and research training. Students will start their PhD projects in the second year.
Applications are invited from a wide range of academic backgrounds including molecular and cellular biology, embryology, developmental biology, electrophysiology, computational neuroscience to the physical and mathematical sciences.
You can also apply to this opportunity through the Health Schools Studentships.
MRC Centre for Transplantation PhD Studentship
An MRes/PhD studentship commencing in October 2014 available: NOW CLOSED.
The King’s MRC Centre for Transplantation seeks to appoint an outstanding science graduate to the join the recently renewed Centre. Applicants will be able to select from projects in six research themes: Cytoprotective Therapy; Tolerance and Cell Therapy; Immune Monitoring; Immune Modulation; Immunobiology; and Early Inflammation.
The successful student will undertake a one-year MRes before embarking on a three-year PhD project. This studentship is funded by the MRC and includes tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,726.
King's Institute of Psychiatry studentships
PhD Studentships - Statistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Biomarkers in Mental Health and Neuroscience
Two three-year PhD NIHR-funded studentships available: NOW CLOSED
Applicants with a background in, biological science , computer science, physical science, mathematics or statistics are invited to apply to these studentships. The awards are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health (BRC-MH) and Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia (BRU-D) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL).
The BRC-MH and BRU-D are pioneering multidisciplinary translational research and experimental medicine in the areas of mental health and neuroscience. They bring together researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals from two internationally recognised organisations. SLaM is the UK's largest NHS mental health service provider with a long history of transnational research.