PhD Programmes

Understanding how the brain is constructed is one of the great questions of science. The Centre for Developmental Neurobiology provides an excellent environment for research and training. It is one of the largest Centres in Europe for the study of brain development, and is at the technological forefront of contemporary research. Our Research Groups work across one or more of our broad research programme areas.

Doing a PhD at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology is a unique opportunity for students for receive world-class graduate training. There are currently around 40 PhD students in the Centre, funded from a variety of sources. To carry out their research in the Centre, students have access to a range of studentships offered through several MRes/PhD programmes. Please follow links below to explore the different options. If you want to know more about postgraduate opportunities, contact Stefania Boscolo, our Postgraduate Administrator

MRes/PhD Programme in Developmental Neurobiology

Master students

Offers a foundation year (MRes) prior to three years of original research (PhD). Projects are available with all of our research group leaders. Candidates should have or be expected to receive at least an upper second class degree.

MRC-Sackler PhD fellowships

Sackler students

Funded by the Medical Research Council and the Sackler Institute for Translational Neurodevelopment, this 1+3 MRes/PhD programme in Neurodevelopmental Disorders equips a new generation of basic and clinical scientists with the skills to collaborate at the forefront of disease research.

London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (LIDo)

London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme

Research groups in the Centre participate in LIDo, involving a consortium of six leading research institutions in London. This provides a diverse range of interdisciplinary research projects, combining biosciences with advanced training in mathematics, computation and statistics.

MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Biomedical Sciences

King’s Bioscience Institute (KBI) Programme in Biomedical and Translational Science

This programme is organised into four strategic themes: Molecules, Cells and the Basis for Disease; Neurosciences, Psychiatry Medicine and Mental Health; Physiological Medicine and Imaging and Biomedical Engineering. The King’s Bioscience Institute (KBI) Programme in Biomedical and Translational Science programme is fully intergrated within the wider DTP, and has a focus in translational research.