PhD Studentships are an important part of the Research team. Postgraduate students undertake supervised detailed studies for three years. At the end of this period, they produce a written thesis outlining the research questions they have been trying to answer, the relevant work of other researchers and how their results contribute to medical progress. There is also an oral exam with an external and internal examiner. The cost of a PhD Studentship is around £70,000, which covers a stipend for the student, fees and laboratory costs.
Because the research questions fit into the theme a research group is pursuing, continuing progress can be made in the group’s expertise.