The Department accepts approximately 6-8 PhD students each year, funded from various sources including UK Research Councils, medical charities, industry and overseas bodies. Some studentships are open competition within inter-departmental programmes while others are allocated for specific projects.

General information concerning university application procedures is provided by the University Board of Graduate Studies and the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Research Areas

Dr. Mike Chapman

Dr. Janet Deane

Dr. Cedric Ghevaert

Prof. Bertie Gottgens

Prof. Tony Green

Prof. James Huntington

Dr. Brian Huntly

Dr. Elisa Laurenti

Dr. Willem Ouwehand

Prof. Randy Read

Dr. Ingo Ringshausen

Prof. Alan Warren

Application Procedures

General Enquiries

Enquiries may be made at any time but most applications are considered during the period of November to February for projects to commence the following October.  There are normally specific application deadlines (in January or February) for MRC studentships available through inter-departmental programmes.  Intending applicants are strongly encouraged to contact individual Investigators to discuss potential projects and availability of studentships before making a formal application.

Formal Application

Applicants who are provisionally accepted by the Department will be required also to make a formal application for admission to the University. Further information about this, and a Graduate Studies Prospectus, may be obtained from the University Board of Graduate Studies but there is no advantage in completing a University application form before conditional acceptance by the Department. The Graduate School of Life Sciences also provides much useful information for prospective applicants.

The Board of Graduate Studies
4 Mill Lane
United Kingdom
Fax +44 (0)1223 338723