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PhD studentships in Translational Research in Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies

Subject areas:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Metabolic Diseases, Immune-mediated Inflammatory Diseases, Cancer, Neurological Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Personalised medicine, imaging and novel technologies for Advanced Therapy delivery and tracking

Funding type:

Stipend. Tuition fee. Bench Fees / Research Training & Support Grant.

We have several studentships available and invite enthusiastic and motivated individuals seeking to pursue a PhD in Advanced Therapies (ATs)

Award details

We will train the next generation of key opinion leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in ATs by stimulating interactions between non-clinical and clinical experts. King’s is a world leader in the field of ATs allowing us to leverage a critical mass of expertise in cancer, immune regulation, metabolic disease, genetic disorders, neurodegeneration and cardiovascular disease to develop our programme. We also incorporate cross-cutting disciplines, including health data science, artificial intelligence, imaging and bioengineering.

Training and mentorship will be facilitated by regular in-person interactions and blended learning. Students will learn fundamental and advanced research skills, receive bespoke training in ATs, together with professional and career development support. We have a pool of > 80 supervisors selected with scientific excellence, gender balance and ethnic diversity in mind. Our Industry Partners will allow students to undertake masterclasses, visits and placements. Our students will be embedded in the UK Advanced Therapy Network.

Please visit our programme website for complete information and access to the application form.

For queries please email 

Award value

  • Stipend: at URKI rate
  • Bench Fees: An allowance will be provided for research consumables
  • Tuition fees: Home tuition and international fees will be fully covered by this programme.

Eligibility criteria

The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants will be reviewed on qualifications, experience and potential to undertake a research degree.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or good upper 2nd class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Where applicants have (or expect to obtain) a MSc degree, a distinction or merit is required.

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence that you meet the minimum English requirements of the Faculty details can be found on our website.  If you are unable to provide this confirmation before applying any offer you are made would be conditional upon you meeting these requirements prior to enrolment and no later than 4 weeks before the course starts.

Application process

There are two stages to the application process:

Stage one consists of completing an online application form to inform us of your qualifications and relevant experience, your motivation for applying and your future career plans. Please upload your CV.

The successful candidates will be invited to panel interviews in Stage Two. Applicants who are offered an interview will be invited to apply via Kings, where final checks on academic qualifications, English language requirements and fee status will be made. Completing this process is required to be awarded a studentship.

Key dates:

Stage One

  • 01 November 2022: Online applications open
  • 30 November 2022 at 13:00 (GMT): Online applications close
  • W/c 12 December 2022: Outcomes to stage one application

Stage Two

  • W/c 12 December 2022 King’s Apply applications open
  • 17 January 2023 17:00 (GMT): King’s Apply applications close
  • 02 February 2023: Interview with panel selection


Academic year:


Study mode:

Postgraduate research

Application closing date:

30 November 2022