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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Medicine is no longer accepting new applications.

The MRC DTP iCASE studentships allow postgraduate research students to receive high quality research training, with the additional benefit of working closely with an industrial partner. These collaborations will provide MRC iCASE students with unique technical and transferable skills, as well as an insight into how commercial science is conducted, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The industry partner specifies a research project of importance to them, and provides a placement at their premises for the student of at least 3 months, together with an additional non-academic supervisor. Projects for MRC iCASE studentships will be advertised in Oct 2023,  For further details on the application process, please refer to the MRC DTP iCASE website.

Learning Outcomes

Along with the specific research training provided by both the laboratories and departments in which they work,  students receive further training organised specifically for DTP students, such as dedicated bio-informatics sessions, and access to the MRC's flexible supplement, which supports exceptional, and high cost training, internships and placements. See Flexible Supplement for more details.

We also have an active DTP student committee, founded and run entirely by our students, who organise numerous cohort events specifically for our DTP students, including an annual symposium.

Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the end of October. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

See further the Postgraduate Admissions Events pages for other events relating to Postgraduate study, including study fairs, visits and international events.


This course is advertised in the following departments:

Key Information

3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Study Mode : Research

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Clinical Medicine This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Feb. 12, 2024
Application deadline
March 4, 2024
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.