PhD Studentships in the MRC PPU

We are looking for talented people to join our 4-year PhD programme. Our aim is to train the research leaders of tomorrow. We provide support and training at every stage of the PhD in a world class research institute that benefits from core funding from the Medical Research Council.

Current projects can be found by clicking here. The stipend for our MRC Prize studentships is £21,342 per annum tax-free, and our students can attend at least one international conference during the course of their PhD. You can see what some of our former PhD students are up to now by reading some of our ‘Alumni interviews’. From time to time we also train students who are supported by other kinds of PhD studentship, including Clinical PhD Fellowships (with a salary from £31,838-£50,000) - for more details please click here.

MRC PPU Students 2023

Why Choose Dundee?

One important reason is that the University of Dundee was ranked number one for research in biological sciences by the U.K. government's latest assessment in 2014. Another is that the University of Dundee was named the Scottish University of the Year for 2016 and 2017 in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, and was ranked number one in Scotland for six years running by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (2010 - 2015). In addition, Dundee has been variously described as the ‘coolest little city in Britain’ (GQ magazine), or as having a setting that "is probably more extraordinary than any other city in Scotland or Britain” (the actor Stephen Fry), reflecting the unique waterfront location of Dundee, where the majestic river Tay meets the north Sea.