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2013 PhD Studentships at School of Medicine, Cardiff University in UK

2013 PhD Studentships at School of Medicine, Cardiff University in UK

Medical Research Council and the School of Medicine offer PhD studentships in the field of medicine. These studentships are jointly funded for 4 years. Two awards are available for UK/EU applicants.

Candidates for studentships must hold qualifications at the level of, or equivalent to, a good honours degree from a UK academic institution, in a subject relevant to MRC’s scientific remit.

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Study Subject(s): Position is provided in all courses at school of medicine.
Course Level: This position is available for pursuing PhD degree at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Medical Research Council and the School of Medicine, Cardiff University in UK
Award can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Candidates for studentships must hold qualifications at the level of, or equivalent to, a good honors degree from a UK academic institution, in a subject relevant to MRC’s scientific remit. This should be a first or upper second class honors degree. Qualifications, or a combination of qualifications and experience, which demonstrate equivalent ability and attainment should also be considered.
To be eligible for a full MRC studentship (stipend and university fees), candidates must be
-A UK national who can demonstrate a relevant connection (1) to the UK;
An individual who was not born in the UK but has been granted UK citizenship or has come to settle in the UK (for example immigrant status, refugee or an individual granted humanitarian protection) and can demonstrate that they have a relevant connection through ordinary residence (2).
-A non UK resident can be considered eligible where a Research Organisation can demonstrate “strategic” and “scarcity” in terms of (i) the demand for and career-destinations of previous PhD graduates and (ii) evidence of a shortage of high quality UK candidates. The sought after skills must be central to the PhD projects and integrated with the biomedical training and research. The projects must be aligned with MRC’s strategic priorities (as identified in the Strategic Plan).
-A European Economic Area (3) citizen who is a migrant worker (4) (or their spouse or children) and can demonstrate ordinary residence in the EEA.
-An EU national who has spent the three years prior to application resident in the UK (this can include residence whilst undertaking undergraduate study).

Open for International Students: The students of UK/EU can apply for this studentship.

Description: cardiff university copyThe School of Medicine at Cardiff University offers a world-class research training environment to support the development of its PhD students. As ambassadors of their commitment to research excellence, their students will be fully equipped with the necessary academic skills and professional attitude to enable them to succeed in the highly competitive job market at the end of their postgraduate training. Their research priorities and expertise span five Research Institutes: Infection & Immunity, Primary Care & Public Health, Molecular & Experimental Medicine, Neuroscience and Mental Health and Cancer. Their vibrant, interdisciplinary research culture currently supports around 200 research students. The School provides a unique opportunity for students to thrive by bringing together the appropriate mix of people, knowledge, and skills from all disciplines. This approach is the key to their research strength and achievements. Cardiff University offers excellent academic standards, modern study facilities, lively social life and a friendly atmosphere – all these ingredients help to enrich the first-rate student experience here in Cardiff. Cardiff is internationally recognized as being among the top tier of Britain’s research-intensive universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading universities.

Number of awards available: 2 positions are offered.

Duration of award(s): In the first 12 months of this 1 + 3 year postgraduate research training opportunities the student will complete one of our research-intensive Masters courses. Alternately, students may take up a place on one of our current 4 year schemes (MRC centre/CRUK). The students will also be expected to formulate a research proposal, in collaboration with their chosen supervisory team that will be implemented in years 2-4.

What does it cover? Not known

How to Apply: Applicants should send a current CV and the names of two referees along with a covering letter indicating the areas of research they are interested in and the first year course they wish to undertake to Prof Lesley Jones, Director of Postgraduate Research ([email protected]).

application Deadline: Closed

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