Supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the GW4 BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter to develop the next generation of medical researchers, helping them to be collaborative, curious, critical and confident.
Students will have access to the combined research strengths, training expertise and resources of the four research-intensive universities, with opportunities to participate in interdisciplinarity and 'team science'. Many of the PhD projects available will be co-supervised across at least two of the partner universities, allowing students to join existing and emerging research partnerships.
The GW4 BioMed2 MRC DTP has three strands:
- research skills
- professional and career development skills
- opportunities to broaden horizons, which might include placements, research visits, public engagement internships and a mini-MD programme of bespoke clinical exposure
Events throughout the programme will develop researcher communities across the partnership.
The portfolio of PhD projects available reflects the collective strengths of the DTP:
- quantitative skills (including mathematical modelling)
- using data for discovery
- in vivo skills
- interdisciplinary training and approaches, including imaging (physics, engineering), chemistry and health economics
The DTP places a strong emphasis on developing these cross-cutting skills.
PhD projects are aligned with one of the three strategic research themes that characterise the DTP:
- Infection, Immunity, Antimicrobial Resistance and Repair
- Neuroscience and Mental Health
- Population Health Sciences