Year 4 (BSc) 2012-13

Academic Lead Doctoral Degrees
Dr Laki Buluwela
BSc programmes administrator
Antony Aleksiev
MBBS/PhD opportunities

What is on offer?*

*The MB/PhD studentships starting in July 2013 will be announced below as they become available.

Please note that you must first obtain permission to apply for any of the MB/PhD studentships below! The eligibility criteria for permission and whom to contact follow. Only after you have obtained permission can you formally apply for the MB/PhD of interest (through the relevant contact from the table below).

CONTACT Number of studentships Campus Dept/Institute/
School in Faculty of Medicine
Research theme Details
BSc administrator 1 Hammersmith FEO Pathology If you are interested in applying for this funding, please email
Deadline for applications 1 May 2013

Miss Danielle Lowther



NHLI, Faculty of Medicine

All aspects of heart, lung and cardiovascular disease and projects offered involve a variety of disciplines including bioengineering, cell biology, chemistry, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physics, physiology and public health

NHLI PhD studentship [Word]

Deadline for applications:
Friday 18 January 2013

Ramesh Wigneshweraraj

Kylie Glasgow


South Kensington

Faculty of Medicine or Natural Sciences
(Centre for Molecular Bacteriology & Infection, CMBI)

Bacterial Pathogenesis – list of available projects to be provided shortly.

Intercalated PhD [pdf]
Deadline for applications:
14 January 2013

Kate Baird
Postgraduate Student Administrator, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre
MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Room 2N1, Commonwealth Building, Hammersmith campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK
Tel: 020 8383 8253



Clinical Sciences

Epigenetics, cancer, genomics, metabolism and cardiovascular research.
Developing a new computational research section, and therefore also very keen to recruit students with backgrounds in bioinformatics, computer science and/or statistical modelling who are interested in applications to biological research.
PhD programme

Application details

Deadline: 17 December 2012
If selected, MBBS students will commence PhD in July 2013, as per the MB-PhD requirements. 

Please alert Ms Baird if you are applying for an MB-PhD when you email her your applications.

Career pathways for holders of MB/PhD [Word]

Am I eligible? (for students on the 6-year MBBS course)
  • Eligibility for entry to MB/PhD includes (a) an excellent performance in the early years of the MBBS course, ie above average marks in Years 1 and 2; (b) No more than one examination re-sit* of either an examination paper at the end-of-year Year 1 or Year 2 exams or of a Year 3 clinical exam (eg OSCE); and (c) a BSc classification of at least 2i class honours.
  • Only students who have passed, at the first attempt, all parts of the end-of-year exams in Years 1, 2 and 3 will be permitted to temporarily exit the MBBS course in order to undertake a PhD. *see above
  • Students who have no more than one previous exam re-sit should submit an MB/PhD appeal [Word]

Please note that the above eligibility criteria is for obtaining permission to apply for an MB/PhD. The PhD studentships we advertise above may come each with its own individual requirements of the candidate. You must not apply for an MB/PhD (studentship) without having first obtained permission from Dr Laki Buluwela, who will liaise with the Deputy Director of Education, Faculty of Medicine.

The full regulations and eligibility criteria for obtaining permission to apply for MB/PhD [Word]
How do I apply?

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