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Postgraduate School of Life Sciences


The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a public body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. Each of the seven Research Councils funds research and training activities in a different area and together they support around 30,000 researchers, including 15,500 doctoral students in UK universities and in their own Research Institutes, a number of which are members of the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences.

In Life Sciences, we currently offer studentships funded by the following:

A proportion of our Research Council studentships are CASE and Industrial CASE awards; these provide excellent opportunities for research collaboration with an industrial partner.

What these studentships offer

Follow the links to the individual Research Councils' studentship websites above, where you will also find the studentship handbooks which give details of terms, conditions and eligbility.


All RC studentship holders must fulfil certain academic and residency criteria. The MRC website offers a helpful summary. 

How to apply

These awards are advertised by the departments and institutes to which the awards have been allocated. Look out for Advertisements in, for example,

Follow the application instructions given in the advertisement. Closing dates vary but most are normally in January-February.

Current Students' Sharepoint Sites


Biological Science Students
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Clinical & Vet Med Students
Access here

Postgraduate Admissions

Apply here

Postgraduate School of Life Sciences Training

View training here