How To Apply

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 ENTRY

Application closing date: 7 January 2021

This MRC programme is joint between the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. You will be registered at the host institution of the primary supervisor detailed in your project selection.

Glasgow registered projects are detailed here.

All applications should be made via the University of Edinburgh, irrespective of project location. The link in order for you to submit an application is available here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&id=919

If applying for a Glasgow registered project, you should submit your application via the option: PhD with Integrated Study Precision Medicine (Non-UoE lead with Glasgow) - 4 Years (Full-time).  

Please note, you must apply to one of the projects and you must contact the primary supervisor prior to making your application. Additional information on the application process is available from the link above.

For more information about Precision Medicine visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/precision-medicine

Recruitment

Glasgow based projects has an intake of 4 fully-funded studentships per year. For full eligibility details, please view information available here.


Funding

The studentship provides funding for tuition fees, a stipend and laboratory expenses for both Home/*International applicants. 

The MRC DTP in Precision Medicine grant provides tuition fees and stipend of at least £15,285 (UKRI rate 2020/21).

*Due to a recent update in UKRI guidance, we are delighted that we will now be able to accept applications from international students, with them able to make up to 30% of our cohort each year.

To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have settled status, or

• Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

All other candidates will be classed as an International student.

All successful candidates (Home or International) will receive full tuition and stipend support.

 


Eligibility

Qualifications criteria
Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a first or upper second class UK honours degree, or the international equivalent, in an appropriate area of science.

*Due to a recent update in UKRI guidance, we are delighted that we will now be able to accept applications from international students, with them able to make up to 30% of our cohort each year.

To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have settled status, or

• Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

All other candidates will be classed as an International student.

All successful candidates (Home or International) will receive full tuition and stipend support.

Supporting documents
Please ensure the following supporting documents are uploaded at the point of application.

  • CV/Resume
  • Degree certificate (if you have graduated prior to 1 July 2021)
  • Academic transcript
  • Passport (a scan of the photo page)
  • Personal statement. State your motivation for selecting this programme and explain how completion of the programme will aid the development of your career. The statement should include information relating to research projects in which you have been involved, along with any other relevant information you wish to emphasise (previous academic, professional or voluntary experience, projects, placements, etc.). The statement should not be longer than one A4 page
  • Details of referee 1 (should be from an academic who has a knowledge of your academic ability from your most recent study/programme)
  • Details of referee 2 (should be from an academic who has a knowledge of your academic ability)

English language proficiency
All non-UK candidates whose first language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English Language before they are able to matriculate at the University of Glasgow: https://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguage/requirements/ (details in the section: College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences). Note: it is only necessary to provide evidence of English language proficiency if you are offered a place on the Programme, in order to meet University of Glasgow matriculation requirements. Evidence of English language proficiency is not required at the point of application.

Full eligibility details are available: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/studentships/studentship-guidance/student-eligibility-requirements/

 


Apply Here

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 ENTRY

Application closing date: 7 January 2021

All applications should be made via the University of Edinburgh, irrespective of project location. The link in order for you to submit an application is available here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&id=919

Glasgow registered projects are available here.

If applying for a Glasgow registered project, you should submit your application via the option: PhD with Integrated Study Precision Medicine (Non-UoE lead with Glasgow) - 4 Years (Full-time).

Please note, you must apply to a specific project and you must contact the primary supervisor prior to making your application. Please ensure that you include details of the project that you are applying to in Section 4 of your application. The project title should be included in the Research Proposal section of the application. Additional information on the application process is available from the link above. [you can apply for a maximum of 3 projects. Please submit a separate application for each project.]

For more information about Precision Medicine visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/precision-medicine

Note: you are not required to upload a research proposal for this programme, despite the online application requesting you to upload a copy as a supporting document.

 


If you have any questions regarding the application process, please direct them to: Alexis Merry - Alexis.Merry@glasgow.ac.uk