We are pleased to invite applications for the final 3-year PhD studentships in the Medical Research Council Centre for Environment and Health (MRC-CEH) and two National Institute for Health Research funded Health Protection Research Units (HPRU) in Environmental Exposures and Health and in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards.

The studentships will be based with one of the PIs in these units:

  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EBS) at Imperial College London
  • Environmental Research Group (ERG)  at Imperial College London

For more information on our research programmes, examples of potential projects and instructions on how to apply please visit the website.

The closing date for applications is May 29, 2024.

Successful candidates are expected to start their studentship as soon as possible and no later than 1st October 2024.


Candidates should hold, or achieve by the start of the programme, a Master’s degree in addition to a Bachelor’s degree with a UK First- or Upper Second-Class honours grade or equivalent in a relevant life science or quantitative science subject. Candidates must have strong statistical/computational skills.

Candidates MUST start the PhD as soon as possible and no later than 1st October 2024 at the latest.

Applications from unsuccessful candidates in previous recruitment rounds for MRC-CEH studentships will not be considered.

Studentship include funding for Home tuition fees and a stipend of £20,622 per annum.

This studentship is only available to candidates who are eligible for home tuition fee status. Applicants from overseas will be considered if they are able to  cover the studentship costs by either self-funding, other fellowship and/or through Government funding. 


The application form can be found here. It should be completed electronically and e-mailed to a.bhavsar@imperial.ac.uk with a subject line “PhD Application MRC-CEH firstname”. For any queries contact a.bhavsar@imperial.ac.uk

Applicants with relevant knowledge, skills and ambition outside the scope of the projects listed are encouraged to apply (relevant projects will be identified following successful interview).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is May 29, 2024. 

The MRC Centre and the NIHR HPRUs are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment.