PhD projects in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences become available all year round. You can browse through the current opportunities in each of our research centres below, alongside faculty projects offered through funded studentship schemes.
When you find a project of interest, your first step is to contact the first supervisor named in the project description by email to discuss before submitting an application. Deadlines and full details of how to apply are specified in the project descriptions.
Projects: Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology
Projects: Host-Microbiome Interactions
Projects: Dental Education
Projects: Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences
General prospectus page: NOTE: prospective students should identify a supervisor/project before applying
The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is advertising 7 Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) studentships in Biomedical Sciences.
Listed below are the exciting projects on offer. Full information on the supervisor team and partner details can be found on the MRC-DTP webpage.
- Engineering of Nanoparticles for prenatal applications
- Interrogating the therapeutic impact of MYB overdose brought on by AKT inhibitor treatment in blood cancers
- Evaluation of the quantitative accuracy and radiation dosimetry of an advanced pre-clinical multipinhole SPECT/CT theranostic imaging device
- Optimization of the potency and specificity of engineered regulatory T cells to treat inflammatory and fibrotic liver diseases
- Better localisation for epilepsy surgery by optimising simultaneous EEG and functional MRI recordings at 7T
- Trans-generational transmission of obesity and obesity-induced liver disease – a role for maternal microbiota and Toll-like receptors.
- Elucidating spatio-temporal nuclear dynamics in 4D using state-of-the-art imaging in beating hearts
These 4-year iCASE studentships are fully funded* and will follow the ‘0+4’ PhD track. As a programme, we recognise that the best students come from a range of backgrounds and have a range of training needs. This pathway provides adequate time for training in both experimental and broader research skills, with a particular focus on quantitative skills and research methodologies offered by the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
The successful candidates will start their PhD project in September 2023 and will participate in all other training and cohort activities of the MRC DTP. iCASE projects are a collaboration between an academic institution and a commercial or non-academic partner; offering a unique opportunity to receive high-quality research training that bridges academic and industry partners.
*During this spring recruitment round we can only offer studentships to those that meet Home or UK national fee status. For further information on home student status please click here.
The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants will be reviewed on qualifications, experience, and potential to undertake a research degree. This year, in line with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion goals, we are using a NEW blinded application process, which means at shortlisting the panels will not be able to view any personal data on the candidate. Submission deadline Thursday 13 April 1 pm. Visit our webpage for full details on the application process and application timeline.
Online Q&A session on Wednesday 29 March from 5-6 pm, please register here.