Find out about ERUK-DTC entry requirements and eligibility, and the application process.
Applicants must have at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the PhD of their interest. It is expected that this would include in the areas of biomedical sciences, neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell biology, biological sciences, epidemiology, genetics, health informatics, mathematics, and psychology.
If you would like to discuss your application in advance, please contact one of the ERUK-DTC Leaders. Discussions in confidence are welcome.
International students are welcome to apply. Details of international student entry requirements can be found here.
English language proficiency details can be found on the page below.
Each PhD from within the ERUK-DTC will be advertised as individual PhDs on FindaPhD.com.
Once you have identified the PhD that interests you, complete the online application form and please email the required accompanying documents directly to the Principal Investigator for the PhD that you are interested in with “ERUK-DTC application” in the email subject line:
Completed references from two referees, sent in pdf format, are also needed. It is your responsibility to contact each of these referees and ask them to complete and submit a reference to the Principal Investigator of your selected PhD project; email contact details would be in the FindaPhD advertisement. Subject line should specify “Reference for [your name] ERUK DTC”. You are encouraged to send your referees the "Reference Guidelines", which can be download below.
Please pay careful attention to the deadline for the receipt of applications and make sure your references have been submitted by your referees before the application deadline above.
Academic transcripts of degree courses and copies of degree certificates with final classification are not required at application stage, but will be requested if you are selected for interview. These documents should be provided in English or with an official translation.
Applicants are welcome to contact the supervisors of the PhD that they are interest in.
Specific projects are expected to be uploaded to this website by the start of November for a DTC programme start date in September of the following year.
Interviews are expected to be held online, in mid to late February for entry in September of the same year.
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