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Wellcome Trust Cell Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Four-Year PhD Programme MRes and PhD

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There are 32 Wellcome Trust Four-Year PhD Programmes, which offer exceptional opportunities to talented researchers who wish to study for a PhD in the UK. The Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College London, hosts the Wellcome Trust Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Four-Year PhD Programme. Six fully funded studentships, including salary and university fees, are available with a start date in September to provide in-depth postgraduate training to highly motivated students of any nationality (open to applications from mid-October to early January. Please see programme webpages for exact dates each year).

Key information

Duration MRes 1 year + PhD 3 years. The registration point during the year is in September

Study mode Full-time

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine



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Course detail


The goal of this programme is to train a new generation of researchers in regenerative medicine.

Year 1

Students undertake 12-week rotations in three different laboratories which they will select from a list of supervisors participating in the programme. Supervisors have been selected across King’s campuses for their expertise in core areas of relevance to regenerative medicine. In addition to lab based projects, students will also attend experimental skills workshops (e.g. statistics and imaging), lectures in cell therapy and will also have the opportunity to write a scientific review for potential publication.

Year 2 to 4

Students will choose one of their rotation projects to further develop into their thesis work for the final three years of the programme. Each student will have the opportunity to undertake an internship (ranging from a few days to three months) to enhance lab skills; provide exposure to different working environments (including the commercial sector); foster collaborations and stimulate interdisciplinary research.

Career Options

Students will take part in classes and evening talks to gain perspectives on diverse aspects of a research career and regenerative medicine. Presenting their work in multiple settings including an international conference will further aide networking opportunities. Access to King’s Researcher Development Unit will further enable graduation with excellent career prospects.

Head of group/division

Contact for information

Dr Fay Minty

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Wellcome Trust research entry requirements
Minimum UK requirements   Scientific undergraduate degree class 2.1 or higher.
International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.


Application procedure

Please see programme webpages for further details.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please see programme webpages for further details.

Course intake

Six students annually in September

Joint PhDs - Application advice

Not applicable

Application closing date

Please see programme webpages for further details.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

Funding for this programme is provided by the Wellcome Trust (5 studentships) and King’s College London (1 studentship). In addition to all university fees being paid in full (for students of any nationality), the student will receive a generous stipend. Please see the programme webpages for further details.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Research careers mainly in academia and industry (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, etc).


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