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PhD Wellcome Trust - Immunomatrix in Complex Disease

University of Manchester

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Programme description

This basic science PhD programme, which is at the interface of immunology and matrix biology research, allows experience of other careers including policy, charities, government and research in developing countries

Key features of the programme

A bespoke course in immunomatrix, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence
The opportunity to meet with potential supervisors and experience their labs (lab bootcamp) before choosing your PhD project.
PhD projects at the interface of matrix biology, immunology and complex disease
An opportunity to experience alternative careers related to your chosen project (silo switch)
A supportive inclusive research environment focussed on team-based research
A unique opportunity to mentor work experience of care leavers

Special features

Training and development

All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).

The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.

The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.

Teaching and learning

The focus of this PhD training programme is on understanding common mechanisms that underlie complex diseases by studying the interplay between immune cells and the extracellular matrix.

Week 1 to 7 - bespoke course in immunomatrix, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence with laboratory sessions with all potential supervisors (lab bootcamp)

Career opportunities

Our doctoral students progress beyond their PhDs into a variety of positions and areas. They benefit from our commitment to developing wider skills and experience, and the breadth and quality of research they are engaged with. This, along with the strength of the final PhD projects, ensures they are in high demand.

73% of our Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD funded students who have completed their studies have gone on to postdoctoral research work.

The remainder undertake science-related employment, such as medical writing, science education, science funding, and clinical science. Our programme uniquely offers the opportunity to experience careers in policy, public engagement, the NHS and industry.

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    182 75%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    35th

    8

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