There are at least 3 entry points to PhD programmes within the I.R.D.B., and applicants interested in such options are encouraged to apply as early as possible. This particularly applies to the MRC Studentships (Department Training Awards) which have a closing date of 1st December; these are extremely competitive, and potential applicants should be expect to achieve a first or very good upper-second class degree. Applicants who meet, or are likely to meet this standard should contact Dr. Dibb (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Nijher (email@example.com) as early as possible. Further information on these is available from PhD studentships site. Successful students may opt to join a research-rich (Masters) MRes in year 1 which provides a broad academic training and initial research experience before selection of the long PhD project (which is carried out in years 2-4 of the programme). The MSc in Reproductive & Developmental Biology could also lead to a PhD within the I.R.D.B.
In addition, the I.R.D.B. has studentships from the B.B.S.R.C. specifically for projects in stem cell biology and in cell signalling. Finally 1-2 studentships per year will be funded by grants from charities and other funding organisations. For further information on all PhD opportunities, please contact Dr. Nick Dibb (firstname.lastname@example.org).