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MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership

Discovery Medicine North

Programme overview

DiMeN uses existing and emerging strengths to deliver a unique, flexible, student-centred programme of training, that combines gateway training and cohort building events with access to advanced level Masters modules, bespoke doctoral level courses, and world class facilities across the partnership.

This partnership draws on expertise of over 1000 experienced supervisors, who collectively sustain high rates of successful doctoral degree completion.

As a DiMeN PhD student, you will benefit from:

  • Joining our DiMeN researcher community of PhD students from across the North of England
  • The support of at least two supervisors, ensuring excellent supervision and a cross-disciplinary approach to your research project.
  • In depth specialist training in a range of areas relevant to your project, including Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Opportunities to access to bespoke training in a variety of areas including media and impact, quantitative skills, leadership and a vast range of careers sessions
  • Core training events throughout the programme, bringing you together with fellow students to develop your skills in every aspect of being a successful researcher
  • Opportunities to develop industrial knowledge and commercial impact skills, plus the generic skills all researchers require to succeed – communication, time management, teamwork and critical thinking.

Programme benefits

  • A breadth of training opportunities from single molecules to the patient
  • Join a community of over 140 PhD students across the North of England for peer support throughout your PhD
  • Up to 40 fully funded studentships each year
  • Cutting edge technologies and state-of the-art facilities to deliver world-class results