The University of Manchester

The Kennedy Trust IMPACT Inflammation MB-PhD is a funded three-year programme aimed at MBChB students who wish to intercalate to train as clinician scientists.

This training route will see you work towards both your MBChB and PhD awards over the course of the programme, combining your medical training with research training in the area of inflammation sciences.

Each year, we aim to recruit the best candidates who are seeking to drive new innovations in clinical care and research. Our first cohort of students will begin their studies in September 2021. Successful applicants will receive a PhD studentship for the three-year duration of the programme.

You will benefit from a bespoke training and mentorship programme alongside your research project.

As a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, you will also have access to the Doctoral Academy Training programme to develop your transferable skills.

Structure

Year 1
Programme induction
Upskilling in inflammation course
Computational biology course
Project specific training/development

Year 2
Training activities to support career development
Mentorship programme

Year 3
Training activities to support career development
Mentorship programme
Preparation for thesis submission/viva
Support for returning to the MBChB core programme

Entry Requirements

Priority will be given to MBChB students at The University of Manchester and BSc (Hons) Medicine students at the University of St Andrews, although applications from eligible students from other medical schools may be considered.

University of Manchester MBChB students must be either:

– currently studying in Year 3; or
– currently studying in Year 2 and already holding a BSc (Hons) degree classification of an Upper Second or above in a relevant subject; or
– intercalating after either Year 2 or Year 3 of the MBChB.

University of St Andrews BSc (Hons) Medicine students must be:

– on the Manchester course pathway;
– currently studying in Year 2 and already holding a BSc (Hons) degree classification of an Upper Second or above in a relevant subject; or
– currently studying in Year 3 of the St Andrews course; and
– predicted to obtain a BSc degree classification of an Upper Second from the University of St Andrews

Students from other recognised medical schools must be:

– currently studying in Year 2 and already holding a BSc (Hons) degree classification of an Upper Second or above in a relevant subject; or
– currently studying in Year 3 of a recognised Medical degree course; and
– predicted to obtain a BSc degree classification of an Upper Second from a recognised university.

Closing Date

Thursday 27 May 2021