PhD in Integrative Neuroscience

This funding opportunity has expired.

Key facts

Application deadline 1 January 2018
Start date October 2018
Duration 4 years
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship
Number of studentships 5

Our four-year programme provides a broader and more in-depth practical and theoretical grounding in neuroscience than conventional three-year programmes.

Early in year one you will receive formal lectures in research design, statistics, lab safety, animal welfare and ethical standards, and attend a series of specialised lecture courses in behavioural, cellular, molecular, genetic and system neuroscience.

In the second part of year one, you will experience three 11-week laboratory rotations in internationally renowned labs. During the lab rotations, you will carry out research, gain knowledge of the questions addressed by the lab, and acquire direct experience of the relevant techniques.

Lab rotations help you to reach an informed choice of the neuroscience area and supervisor you will choose for your full PhD project during years two to four. Throughout all the years you and your colleagues will participate in weekly seminars and presentations at journal clubs.

The programme is designed to ensure an excellent PhD experience and an outstanding future.

The Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI) and the Wellcome Trust are offering five fully funded PhD scholarships to students of this programme.



Cleaver, Julie

Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Generous stipend of over £19,919 per annum.
Additional funding offered You will also have access to £40,000 over 4 years for research consumables, £1,500 for travel and £1,700 for training.

Eligibility criteria

Residency Open to all UK/EU students without further restrictions
Academic criteria

You will hold or expect to achieve a First or Upper Second Class degree in a relevant area (e.g. neuroscience, psychology, anatomy, physiology, natural sciences). As this is a training doctorate, previous research experience is not essential.


Cleaver, Julie

Consideration is automatic on applying for the PhD in Integrative Neuroscience with an October 2018 start date.

Your application must include the following supporting documents in order to be eligible for shortlisting:

  • A personal statement in support of your application telling us your reasons for wanting to study Integrative Neuroscience as a 4-year PhD programme and why you think you're suitable. This combined should be no more than 3,000 characters (including spaces).
  • Two referee letters of support. Important: Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications received we cannot request references, therefore it is the applicant’s responsibility to request and upload references to their application.
  • A CV detailing education and relevant work experience.
  • Academic certificates/transcripts.

A research proposal is not required for this PhD scheme (please enter 'N/A' in the Research Proposal section of your application).

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.


Cleaver, Julie

Tuition fee discount of £3,400 for eligible Welsh and EU students starting a master’s degree in September 2018.

Eligible research programmes