MRC Doctoral Degree Training Programme in Precision Medicine

  • Full tuition fee, Fully Funded
  • University of Edinburgh
  • PhD
  • Precision Medicine
  • International Students
  • UK
  • 03/31/2023
Expires in
57 Days
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Scholarship Description:

MRC Doctoral Degree Training Programme in Precision Medicine is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Precision Medicine taught at University of Edinburgh . The deadline of the scholarship is 31 Mar 2023.

The University of Edinburgh and Glasgow is offering an MRC Doctoral Training Program in Precision Medicine, which is a collaboration between the two universities. Precision Medicine is an innovative approach to treating and preventing diseases that is based on identifying the most effective strategy for each patient using genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. To achieve this, it combines data from various clinical samples with individual genomics, electronic records, imaging, and other data-rich parameters to enable discovery and tailored therapies.

There is a great need for scientists who are trained in state-of-the-art techniques for analyzing genetic and genomic information, and who can develop and use analytical methodologies to improve health and well-being. The program aims to train the next generation of research leaders who are experts in informatics-based approaches and biomedical technologies, and who can unravel disease mechanisms and devise new therapies.

The program will provide students with state-of-the-art training in informatics, data analytics, genetics, genomics, epidemiology, clinical populations, clinical tissue, and liquid biopsy interrogation and molecular pathology. It will also teach students how to develop quantitative research creativity for use in fast-moving disciplines as biomedical science embraces new data-rich opportunities.

The program is unique in that it offers a PhD with integrated study, cutting-edge learning in both medicine and computation, and vast data assets emerging from the infrastructure and facilities within the world-leading training environments provided by the three partners, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Karolinska. The University of Edinburgh is internationally leading in basic-to-clinical translational research, and has a longstanding strategic commitment to the concept of one medicine/one health. It will continue to play a world-leading role in research to advance human and animal health and food security.

Degree Level:

MRC Doctoral Degree Training Programme in Precision Medicine is available to undertake PhD level programs at University of Edinburgh.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Precision Medicine

Scholarship Benefits:

Successful applicants who meet all necessary eligibility requirements will receive a fully funded studentship including:

  • Payment of annual tuition fees.
  • Stipend for each of the 4 years of the PhD (based on UKRI minimum doctoral rate).
  • Research Training Support Grant of 5K per annum.
  • Annual Travel Grant of £300.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet general entry requirements:

English language requirements

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.

English language tests

Following English language qualifications at the grades that are specified are acceptable:

  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.
  • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
  • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 169 in each component.
  • Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components.
  • PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 59 in each component.

Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Degrees taught and assessed in English

 undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration is acceptable:

Degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries (non-MESC) is acceptable.

If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.

Find out more about our language requirements:

Application Procedure:

You are required to apply for a specific project. Please include details of the project you are applying to in Section 4 of the application. Please also upload an up to date CV with your application.

As you are applying to a specific project, you are not required to submit a research proposal as part of your application.

Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:

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