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WMS MRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research is an international cross-institutional endeavour creating future scientific leaders trained in quantitative and interdisciplinary skills.

The programme focuses on addressing important biomedical questions in the key areas of Quantitative Cellular Dynamics and Molecular Microbiology.

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Students also have the fantastic opportunity to spend between 3 and 12 months outside the UK at A*STAR Research Institutes in Singapore (see above) or the MRC Gambia as part of a collaborative PhD project.

Course outline

The first year of this four-year programme involves a series of taught modules and two laboratory-based research projects that lead to an MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research.

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Students then undertake a three-year PhD project supervised by internationally leading experts from Warwick Medical School, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics or Systems Biology.

Find out more about the MSc course content.

Unique student experience

As an MRC DTP student you will work alongside students in the EPSRC-funded Molecular and Analytical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training (MAS CDT).

The first year therefore provides a unique training environment in which students with a biology background can acquire core skills in analytical science, computational biology and mathematics.

These cohorts of students are based together in a purpose designed physical space providing a real-world multidisciplinary experience.

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How to join our MRC DTP

Applications for October 2017 entry are now open!

Complete our online application form and monitoring form.

You should have a strong first degree (2:1 or above) or international equivalent in a relevant subject.

Studentships covering full fees, consumables budget and stipend are available for UK and EU citizens.

Find out how you can be part of the DTP by reading about the eligibility requirements and the application process.


A unique multidisciplinary training environment, providing core skills in biology, computation and physical sciences.