President’s PhD Scholarships

The Department of Medicine is looking for talented students for the President’s PhD Scholarship. Please note that we do not support funding for overseas students applying to this scheme. For further information, please see the College website.

‌2017/18 full-time Home/EU fees are £5,650  per annum and Overseas fees are £36,500 per 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.

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.

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: Identifying Tuberculosis Super-Spreaders

Applications are open for a fully-funded PhD studentship on a project focussing on identifying tuberculosis super-spreaders. The project is suitable for students in bacterial genomics and infectious diseases, and is open to both home/EU and overseas students. Please refer to the full advert for further details: Identifying Tuberculosis Super-Spreaders.pdf

PhD studentship: Understanding the cognitive processes driving self-harm behaviour

We invite applications for an Imperial College funded PhD studentship on an exciting interdisciplinary project to investigate the neurocognitive basis of self-harm behaviour in young people. Applicants must have/or expect to gain a first class or upper second class honours degree or Overseas equivalent in a relevant subject area (psychology, neurosciences, medicine) preferably with experience in experimental psychology / cognitive neuroscience research and working with mental health clinical populations. Please refer to the full advert for further details: Understanding the cognitive processes driving self-harm behaviour.pdf


PhD studentship: Regulation of inflammatory bowel disease by TPL-2 kinase

We invite applications for a Department of Medicine-funded PhD studentship to investigate the function of TPL-2 kinase complex in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the laboratory of Professor Steve Ley.  Please refer to the full advert for further details:Regulation of inflammatory bowel disease by TPL-2 kinase(PDF)