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Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


This PhD will be carried out under the supervision of a Principal Investigator from within the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, and based in a specific research group. At the end, students write a thesis, which is examined via an oral examination.

The PhD introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at a first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision; and
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Our overarching goal is to produce well-trained and rounded Postgraduates who have generated significant and original research findings and are fully prepared for an ambitious and challenging career, whether continuing in stem cell science or moving to another profession.

This PhD is self-funded, so candidates will be required to source their own funding. You can apply for various Cambridge scholarships alongside your application - more details at

Applicants should contact potential supervisors prior to submitting an application, to discuss the possibility of supervision, their proposed research project and funding options. Contact details for our Principal Investigators can be found here. Once you have had these discussions with a supervisor and been advised by them to make a formal application, you can submit your application (details below).

Further details on this course including eligibility requirements, funding possibilities and the application process can be found here.


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