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Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre 4 year PhD Programmes

The Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) programmes are structured 4 year DPhil programmes; applications and admissions for the separate themes are handled by the DTC. The awards are generous, and although the fees are covered at the Home rate, Overseas students who are offered places may get additional funding via a Clarendon Scholarship.

The first year of each programme consists of taught courses or laboratory rotations, after which the students are assigned a Department and spend three years of independent research in a single laboratory (in this respect, the programme differs from the NDM Prize Studentships, which are for 4 years in a single laboratory). Supervisors in the NDM participate in the following programmes:

For clinicians

Clinically qualified applicants can apply directly to the MRC (MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships), CRUK or other specialist research charities for a Clinical Training Fellowship. You should discuss options with your prospective supervisor. Clinicians in training are counted as University employees.

Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

We invite interested candidates to apply for ESRC funding to undertake one year of the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine followed by three years of a doctorate on a social research topic with a PI in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health. The funding comes from the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (GUDTP) and falls under the Health and Wellbeing Pathway. Successful candidates will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary community of scholars across three institutions and benefit from all that the GUDTP has to offer. Interested candidates should first apply to the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine before the December deadline. Candidates are asked to submit with their MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine application a brief (no more than two page) proposal for their doctoral research project along with the names of two supervisors who have agreed to supervise the research (at least one from Centre for Global Health and Tropical Medicine). If admitted on the MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine, your research proposal will be forwarded to the DPhil admission panel for consideration. Candidates will then formally apply to the DPhil once registered on the MSc. If you have any questions, please contact in the first instance.

Please note that due to the remit of the funder, this scholarship is limited to candidates from the UK.

Other programmes

The NDM will occasionally advertise special funding programmes or studentships linked to New Investigator Awards.