The Graduate Training Office provides administration for a number of graduate research degree programmes and initiatives. Further details on each of these programmes can be accessed via the links in the left-hand navigation and below.
For information on other opportunities within the School of Clinical Medicine, follow the link to Prospective Students…
MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research
The MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research encompasses both taught modules and a research project. The MPhil is offered by the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, and is available on either a full-time (10 months) or part-time (22 months) basis. Read more…
NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programme (NIH OxCam) PhD
The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. Students spend two years at the NIH and two years in either Oxford or Cambridge. Read more…
Cambridge-MedImmune PhD in Biomedical Research
The Cambridge-MedImmune PhD in Biomedical Research is a collaborative 4 year PhD programme between the University of Cambridge and its industrial partner MedImmune. The programme aims to promote pre-clinical research, provide access to innovative translational research and strengthen understanding of disease. Read more…
Wellcome Trust Mathematical Genomics and Medicine (MGM) MRes + PhD
The 1+3 programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine comprises a one year Master of Research (MRes) followed by a 3 year PhD. It is designed to train independent, innovative scientists who can develop and use quantitative techniques to advance genomic medical research. Read more…
Experimental Medicine Training Initiative – EMI (Graduate and Post-doctoral training opportunities)
The EMI provides high quality training for motivated, bright and enthusiastic clinicians, and non-clinical scientists in the design and execution of Experimental Medicine studies, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to lead Experimental Medicine studies in the future.
Training is customised to the needs and experience of the individual and is open to clinicians at all career levels, as well as a small number of talented non-clinicians keen to work at the interface between pre-clinical and clinical science.
The main emphasis will be on PhD studentships and postdoctoral fellowships, the latter provided by the creation of EMI Clinical Lectureships (CLs). There are also opportunities for MPhils, more junior academic clinicians, and senior consultant level posts.
Full details about this programme are available on the EMI website.
The Experimental Medicine Initiative to Explore New Therapies is a unique partnership between UK academia and GSK to increase our understanding of disease mechanisms through experimental medicine. EMINENT represents a unique collaborative network, funded up to £8M by the MRC matched in-kind by GSK.
Bringing together investigators from University College London (UCL), the University of Cambridge, the University of Glasgow, the University of Newcastle, Imperial College London and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), with unprecedented access to GSK’s unlicenced clinic-ready asset portfolio to enable experimental medicine studies aimed at enhancing understanding of disease mechanisms and accelerating development of novel therapeutics for patients in under-served disease areas. The Graduate Training Office provides the administrative support at Cambridge and posts are advertised here as they come online. Read more….
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus PhD
[This programme is no longer recruiting students.]
The UCam-HHMI programme is a collaborative 4 year PhD programme between the University of Cambridge and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus. The programme offered an international 4 year PhD in Biomedical Research, awarded by the University of Cambridge, with time spent in both Cambridge (usually 1 year) and Janelia (usually 3 years). Read more…
Wellcome Trust Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (TMAT) PhD
[This programme is no longer recruiting students.]
The TMAT programme attracts the brightest clinically active candidates at several levels of seniority, ranging from MB PhD students to clinical lecturers. Each trainee will have a customised programme which will include a bespoke, modular MPhil and the opportunity to undertake a PhD project which takes proof-of-concept studies in cell or animal systems forward to proof-of-concept studies in humans.
All trainees will have the opportunity for hands-on exposure to the design and conduct of experimental medicine studies investigating the therapeutic potential of new drugs in collaboration with our industrial partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Read more…
Doctor of Medicine
The MD degree, on a par academically with the PhD, is a doctorate awarded to clinicians who have undertaken an extended period of scientific research. It provides an opportunity for doctors to receive recognition of research achievement within an approved academic programme. Read more…