Applying to the CDT in Regenerative Medicine
Applications are welcome at any time throughout the year but as the programme starts end Sept/early October every year we would highly recommend submitting your application before the end of July if you wish to be considered for that October’s intake.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from graduates who hold or are expecting to achieve a first or upper second degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, physical or life science discipline and who are eligible for the funding as described below.
Each year we have approximately twelve 4-year fully funded studentships available. These will cover your fees and provide a competitive tax-free stipend of approx £14,000. Those students that are awarded an EPSRC/MRC studentship will be able to choose their PhD project topic and host University at the end of the first year. Those students that are awarded a studentship by one of the 3 host Universities will need to choose a project and supervisor prior to commencing the programme.
UK students and EU nationals that have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to starting the course are eligible for either type of studentship.
Any EU nationals that do not meet the residency criteria can still apply but will only be considered for the University funded studentships.
Although we welcome applications from students of any nationality, we are unable to provide financial support for anyone who does not meet the above criteria.
The applications process
You must apply via Loughborough University’s online portal which leads you to the application form. The proposed programme of study to enter on the application form is “CGRP12 Department of Chemical Engineering (Regenerative Medicine)”. We would strongly encourage you to indicate on your application or within a covering letter what your interest in Regenerative Medicine is and what, if any, specific area of research currently interests you. There is no need to identify whether you are eligible for an EPSRC/MRC or University funded studentship as this is something that we would discuss at interview.
Once your application is received it will be reviewed and you may be asked to attend a formal interview at Loughborough. This will give you an opportunity to meet some of the team, including some students that are currently based at Loughborough, and to see examples of our facilities. Please note that tours of the Nottingham and Keele facilities are not routinely scheduled as part of the interview process but could be considered in exceptional circumstances.