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Postgraduate Study

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Medicine is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

The SCM DTP-MR studentships must be based in a department, unit or Institute of the School of Clinical Medicine. Please refer to: http:.//

All studentships are fully funded, so there is no need to apply for additional funding to be considered for this PhD programme. For further details on the application process, please refer to the SCM DTP-MR website.

Selection Process

There is usually a single round of admissions each year, made from a gathered field after applications close in December, 2023, for entry in October 2024. 

Applicants will be shortlisted after the closing date and interviews held (usually online) in January 2025. 



Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Medical Science - Project
    Please select from the list of available projects, (up to a maximum of 3), specifying which projects you are interested in and why, and state your order of preference.
  • Relevant Experience (M)
    Please describe any relevant research experience, together with any interdisciplinary, or transferrable skills that you may have, (approximately 250 words)
  • Reasons for applying (2500 characters)
    Please indicate your reasons for choosing to apply to the DTP-MR Programme, (aside from specific project choice).

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

How to Find a Supervisor

A list of available PhD supervisors, and proposed projects will be made available before applications open in October 2023.


Key Information

4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Study Mode : Research

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.