4-Year PhD Programme in Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases -1+3 MRes and PhD
Full tuition fees at the home rate and a stipend at the UKRI minimum rate
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Available to applicants in the following departments
- Brain Sciences
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- Immunology and Inflammation
- Infectious Disease
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Eligibility criteriaApplicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second-class degree in a relevant subject which includes all of those from the quantitative and life sciences – including biology, zoology, genetics, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, economics, mathematics, physics, statistics.
These 4-year PhD Programme in Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases studentships provide generous support, including a tax-free stipend to cover living expenses at the UKRI minimum rate, currently £19,668 for the 2022/23 academic year.
In 2023/24 studentships are available to fund students eligible for UK home tuition fees only. Funding covers tuition fees up to the UK home rate fees amount. Students not eligible for UK fees would need to self-fund the additional fees needed for the international rate.
Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.
Application processApplicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second-class degree in a relevant subject*. Candidates with a veterinary science first degree are eligible to apply. Please note that these are non-clinical studentships, but clinically-qualified candidates are eligible to apply. Applications should consist of 2 parts, preferably as a combined single PDF document: - A full CV which should NOT include your name, gender or e-mail (for anonymised shortlisting), but must include your first degree (BSc, MSc, MBBS etc), degree class awarded or marks/grades to date, subject of first degree, place of study and university awarding the first degree, and the names, mailing addresses and email addresses of at least two academic referees. - A one-page statement indicating why you want to join this PhD programme. Applications should be submitted via our application form: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/K1wD3fbA8Hbev7ed6WS4XUq6u
Transcripts of degrees are not required at this stage.
Closing date for applications: 13 June 2023
Interview dates: 26 & 27 June 2023
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*relevant subjects include all of those from the quantitative and life sciences – including biology, zoology, genetics, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, economics, mathematics, physics, statistics.
Additional informationThis 4-year PhD training programme provides unique inter-disciplinary training in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling and statistics, genetics and evolution, and computational methods. Based within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (MRC GIDA), Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology within the Faculty of Medicine's School of Public Health, the programme provides an opportunity to learn, in a supportive and stimulating environment, from leaders in the field who are actively engaged in research and advise leading public health professionals, policy-makers, governments, international organisations and pharmaceutical companies, both nationally and internationally, on a range of diseases include pandemic influenza, HIV, TB, malaria, polio and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Programme Outline The programme begins with a 1-year specialist MRes course, during which students undertake core training one day each week, including technical training and generic skills training. Alongside the taught courses, students undertake two 5-month attachments in departmental research groups. At the end of the 1st year students develop their PhD proposal to be undertaken in years 2-4.
Start date Studentships are available for 2023-24 entry, with a start date in Autumn 2023.
For additional information and FAQs please see the programme website: 4 Year PhD programme | Faculty of Medicine | Imperial College London
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