President’s PhD Scholarships


The Department of Medicine is looking for talented students for the President’s PhD Scholarship. For further information, please see the College website.

Find out more information about postgraduate fees and funding

Funding is often secured through Wellcome Trust or MRC DTP Fellowships. Further information about this funding (and specific projects studying under the supervision of Department of Medicine supervisors who have obtained funding) are advertised below.

‌‌2018/19 full-time Home/EU fees are £5,900.00 per annum, and Overseas fees are £37,200.00per annum. It should be noted that supervisors may charge an additional ‘bench fee’ from sponsors to cover the costs of laboratory expenses (consumables and equipment) for postgraduate research projects.   


Three- or four-year MRC-funded PhD Studentships

MRC Research Studentships enable graduates with excellent honours degrees to undertake a three- to four-year training programme, that includes a research project plus training in research methods and transferable key skills, leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis and the award of a PhD.


The Wellcome Trust four-year PhD Training Programme in the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Infection

A particular strength of Imperial College lies in the field of Infection research, in which there is a rich and diverse portfolio of expertise with internationally competitive groups working within many Divisions and Departments. It is for this reason that the College developed the Molecular & Cellular Basis of Infection as the scientific theme for this Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme.


Translational Medicine Training Fellowship Programme

The Translational Medicine Training (TMT) Fellowship Programme at Imperial College, funded by the Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline, is designed to train the next generation of clinical scientists in Experimental Medicine.
A central theme is the development and application of new tools of clinical investigation to test hypotheses about human pathophysiology and evaluate new treatments in vivo. Because of the high density of state-of-the-art PET and MRI equipment at the Hammersmith Campus, there is a strong emphasis on the use of clinical imaging. For further information please see Translational Medicine Training Fellowship Programme.


PhD  Studentship:  CARD14 regulation of NF-kB activation in psoriasis

We invite applications for a Department of Medicine-funded PhD studentship to investigate the function of CARD14 in skin inflammation in the laboratory of Professor Steve Ley.  The aim of this project is to investigate how CARD14 induces skin inflammation and the role of CARD14 in immune responses to pathogens at epithelial cell barriers. This work will be done in collaboration with Dr. Jessica Strid (Imperial College London) and involves use novel genetic models that enable CARD14 signalling to be switched on or off in specific cell types. For further information please see Steve Ley - Imperial PhD student advert 2019 ‌.


A 3-year PhD studentship funded by Breast Cancer

We invite applications for a PhD studentship funded by Breast Cancer Now,  starting in October 2019 in Professor Xiaodong Zhang’s laboratory, Section of Structural Biology, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London and in collaboration with Professor Jo Morris, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham. The project will characterise the structural and molecular consequences of germline cancer associated mutations in two major tumor suppressors, the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. For further information please see  A 3-year PhD studentship funded by Breast Cancer‌.


PhD studentship: The role of eosinophils in skin inflammation and carcinogenesis -The Division of Immunology and Inflammation, Department of Medicine    

We invite applications for a British Skin Foundation-funded PhD studentship to investigate the role of eosinophils in skin inflammation and cancer development in the laboratory of Dr Jessica Strid (j.strid@imperial.ac.uk ).  For more information please see The role of eosinophils in skin inflammation and carcinogenesis.


Analysis and Prediction of Carbapenem-Resistance in Healthcare-Associated Infections

We have an exciting opportunity to develop next-generation machine learning methods for controlling antibiotic resistance, the most pressing challenge in global health. This is a 4 year fully-funded PhD studentship funded jointly by the Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in AMR (led from the University of Bristol) and Imperial College London. For more information please see Holmes_Barahona Analysis and Prediction of Carbapenem-Resistance in HAI.