University of Exeter Medical School PhD Studentships

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A number of University of Exeter Medical School funded 3 year PhDs will be available from this Autumn for candidates of the highest academic potential. Successful applicants will pursue a project within one of the principal research themes of the Medical School –

a) Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Ageing;

b) Neuroscience;

c) Environment and Human Health or

d) Health Research.

Potential supervisory teams have developed project summaries and these will be available to candidates from Monday 24th June. Candidates are invited to discuss project areas informally with potential supervisors and to indicate in their application which of the theme areas (and within these, which projects) are of most interest. Appointees will work with the relevant supervisor(s) to develop proposals fully for approval prior to registration in Autumn 2013.

Contact Nick Church in the first instance for more detail (

More details will be available via the Apply link below.

Funding Notes

The stipend will be £13,726 pa. Tuition fees will be paid at the UK/EU rate. Due to funding restrictionscandidates from countries outside the European Union will be liable for the difference between ‘home student fees’ and ‘international student fees’ which was £10,250 in 12/13 but is likely to increase slightly each year. If you wish to be considered for this studentship you must confirm that you are able to pay the international portion of the fee. If you are selected you will be required to provide financial assurances.

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How to apply

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates, 2:1 or above, in a suitable scientific discipline. Non UK candidates must also have IELTS [International English Language Testing System] score of 7 and above (or equivalent qualification).

Please send a CV, Covering letter (outlining your academic interests, prior research experience and theme and research projects of interest and reasons for wishing to undertake the project) and copies of transcripts of degrees/awards to Nick Church by the closing date of midnight on Friday 19th July 2013.

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