TMRP Doctoral Training Partnership

TMRP DTP Studentships

Are you interested in medical research that matters to patients and the NHS?

The MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP) aims to Improve health by improving trials. Our MRC Doctoral Training Partnership presents an opportunity to undertake training for a PhD in trials methodology.

We have projects available in various areas including statistics, data analytics and informatics, computer science, health economics, qualitative methods, mixed-methods, clinical medicine and psychology.


Professional development training and support

Students will become members of the TMRP, offering a broader spectrum of training activities and networking opportunities beyond their host Research Organisation. Students will be encouraged to join relevant TMRP working groups, where they will meet other PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and senior academic staff from relevant and complementary research themes. In addition to a structured ‘core’ training programme, we are able to provide a range of more specific training that students may choose to attend following consultation with their supervisors.

Our Associate Partner Research Organisations are able to offer opportunities for students that will include: research visits; internships with industry, regulatory bodies and clinical trials units; engagement with health professional and other research networks. We will encourage and support DTP students to apply for international internship schemes such as the UKRI UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme.


How to apply

You should apply for your first choice project, but can also tell us about up to two further projects you are interested in. Projects are only available at the universities listed and are non-transferable.

Applicants must discuss their application with the project supervisor of their first-choice project before 11 February 2022.

The deadline for completed application forms is 4pm (GMT) 18 February 2022. Click here for guidelines and the application form

Completed application forms must be returned to:

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place online during the week of 21st March 2022. Please note our willingness to accept an application does not guarantee you will be invited for interview.



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