Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme

Application Process and Eligibility Criteria

Details of our live PhD projects, application guidance and eligibility criteria.


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The deadline for applications was 11th January 2023

Application process 

  • Before making an application, please contact the primary supervisor to discuss the project.
  • Applications for all projects must be submitted via the University of Edinburgh's Degree Finder.
  • For those applying to a University of Glasgow project, following the application deadline, your application along with any supporting documents will be shared with University of Glasgow.
  • CV is required and you should upload this to the document upload section of your application.  
  • Applicants must apply to a specific project. Please ensure that you include details of the project that you are applying to under the Programme section of your application.
    • The project title should be included in both the Research Topic and Research Project fields
    • All Supervisors as listed in the advertisement should be included in the proposed supervisor field
  • You can apply for a maximum of 3 projects. Please submit a separate application for each project.  The application form will ask you to rank the projects, however, we require a separate application for each project you would like to apply for
Video: Precision Medicine Application Process
Precision Medicine PhD with integrated study application tutorial, concentrating on FAQs

Project Q&A Session

  • The supervisor(s) of each project will host a 30 minute Q&A session in the first week of December via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. If you have any questions regarding the project you are interested in, we encourage you to attend. Ahead of the meeting, a link to join will be found on the project description page along with the date and time of the meetings. All meeting will be held at GMT 


Qualifications criteria:

Applicants applying for a MRC DTP in Precision Medicine studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology.

Due to a recent update in UKRI guidance, we are delighted that we will now be able to accept applications from international students, with them able to make up to 30% of our cohort each year.

To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have settled status, or

• Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

All other candidates will be classed as an International student. 

All successful candidates (Home or International) will receive full tuition and stipend support.

If you have any queries regarding your eligibility please contact us or read through our FAQ'S