PhD Studentships

Interdisciplinary PhD studentships at the ISMB

PhD studentships are awarded on a competitive basis with applications being considered by a shortlisting and interview panel that is specific to each programme. Potential applicants may apply for all of the studentship opportunities below but must follow the instructions for applicants described on each of the programme webpages.


Wellcome Trust 4-year Interdisciplinary PhD Programme

This outstanding PhD programme in Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology is funded by the Wellcome Trust and provides the opportunity to study at UCL, Birkbeck and Francis Crick Institute.

Applications for September 2019 are currently open. The deadline for applications is Friday 4 January 2019, 17:00.


UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme

This programme provides state-of-the-art PhD training across four strategic themes that exploit the unique research strengths and training infrastructure of UCL and Birkbeck. The programme has a four year pathway and a three year pathway, which includes industrial CASE students.

Applications for September 2019 will open on Monday 22 October 2018. The deadline for applications is Monday 7 January 2019, 17:00.


BBSRC funded London Interdisciplinary Doctoral (LIDo) programme in biosciences

BBSRC PhD studentships offer the opportunity to study within the ISMB at Birkbeck and UCL as part of the LIDo PhD programme. This interdisciplinary PhD programme provides the mathematical and computational skills necessary to understand and model biological processes and function, while maintaining the training in world-class bioscience that underpins all living systems. Students complete research training and rotation projects in year 1 before choosing and beginning their PhD project.

Applications for September 2019 are now open. The deadline for applications is Friday 11 January 2019, 17:00.