|EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students
|The studentship will cover UK tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £18,622.00 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.
|23rd November 2023
|2nd January 2024
Programme of Study:
MPhil/PhD Clinical & Biomedical Sciences, within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
More than a century since the ground-breaking discovery of insulin, and over four decades since the recognition of type 1 diabetes (T1D) as an autoimmune disease, the mechanisms leading to autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing beta-cells in T1D remain unsolved.
This project focuses on a unique collection of human samples to address a fundamental question: What are the genetic mechanisms that underpin beta-cell autoimmunity?
Fees and funding:
For eligible students, the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £18,622 (in alignment with standard Research Council UK rate) for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study, in addition to a Research Training and Support Grant (RTSG). The student would be based at the Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital site in Exeter, near to the St Lukes Campus.
*Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend. International applicants need to be aware that you will have to cover the cost of your student visa, healthcare surcharge and other costs of moving to the UK to do a PhD.
The conditions for eligibility of home fees status are complex and you will need to seek advice if you have moved to or from the UK (or Republic of Ireland) within the past 3 years or have applied for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.
Interview panels will be held virtually in late January/ early February 2023 for a September 2024 start.
If you would like to discuss the studentships further, please contact the primary supervisor as stated in the advert. If you have any queries surrounding the application process or the BRC more generally, please contact Dr Sophie Gould (NIHR Exeter BRC Training and Events Manager) at S.L.Gould@exeter.ac.uk.
Applicants for this studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate subject area.
If English is not your first language you will need to meet the required level as per our guidance at https://www.exeter.ac.uk/pg-research/apply/english/
In the application process, you will be asked to upload several documents:
Please note that your application will be assessed on research ‘potential’ as opposed to research ‘experience’ to allow candidates who have not had the resources or opportunities to have internships or study for a master’s degree to be assessed on equal terms with those who have had these opportunities.
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