... understanding life in molecular detail

Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme

The Molecular Basis of Biological Mechanisms


Our principal aim is to attract students of the highest intellectual quality who are excited by the molecular and structural biology revolution and by the prospect of a demanding multidisciplinary programme. In return we can offer a stimulating and challenging environment. Students with at least a 2.1 degree in any area of the life sciences and physical sciences, including Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry and related disciplines are invited to apply.

Applications for places in October 2019 - Applications closed.
All places for entry in 2019 are now filled.

Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply but the award only covers living expenses plus fees at the UK/EU rate. Students from outside the EU will have to provide evidence of the ability to pay the difference between the EU rate and the full international rate. One scholarship per year is available to cover fees for outstanding international (non-EU) students.

The studentship covers:

  • Annual Stipend of £19,919-£23,997*
  • All University fees for home/EU students
  • £2000 travel expenses for attendance at conferences
  • £12000 p.a. for lab consumables
  • Funds for generic skills training
  • Access to all research facilities
* Stipend and funds correct at time of printing (November 2017.) May be subject to change.