Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme

About the Programme

Details about the Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme funded by the Medical Research Council, University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow.

The Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) offers PhD with Integrated Study studentships funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), The University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and the Karolinska Institute, this prestigious programme provides PhD research training alongside taught courses over four years of study and welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2016. 

This Doctoral Training Programme focuses on training PhD students in key MRC skills priorities in quantitative skills (mathematics, statistics, computation, and developing digital excellence) as applied to variety of data sources (from ‘omics’ to health records), and interdisciplinary skills including imaging and stratified medicine. 

Researchers at work

Programme Vision

This programme supports research training at the interfaces between biological, clinical, societal and computational systems. Mandatory taught elements include statistics, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship, health economics, data management and bioinformatics. Details about the Programme Structure can be found here.

Funded PhDs for Home/EU applicants

Up to 26 studentships per year over five academic years will be awarded across the University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow, beginning in 2016/17 and continuing until session 2020/21. From session 2018/19 there are additional iCASE studentships available. These studentship awards will provide full tuition fee and stipend funding for high quality Home/EU applicants.

Our new cadre of Precision Medicine researchers will develop the adaptability needed to make them agile researchers in this fast moving area, and who are equipped to develop and utilise analytical methodologies to improve health and wellbeing.

Further information about this training programme and the application process can be found on the University of Edinburgh's Degree Finder.