Criteria for applicants

We are looking for students who want to make a difference. Applicants need to meet a series of criteria which include holding:

  • A UK bachelor’s degree of at least an upper second class (2.1) in statistics, mathematics, computer science, physics or an allied discipline.
  • A bachelor’s degree of any outcome/discipline and can demonstrate their suitability through additional qualifications or experience in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics or an allied discipline (such as a master’s degree or research experience).

Successful applicants will develop their expertise in quantitative science (e.g. maths, statistics, physics and engineering) and learn new skills.

How you will be supported

The programme offers:

  • Tax-free stipends (indicative Year 1 rates of £21,542 for those outside London and £24,093 for those in London with increases each year).
  • PhD registration fees at the UK student rate (and college fees where required)
  • Research expenses and travel costs
  • Training support and help to transition to the next step of your career at the end of the PhD

How to apply

Applications will open from September 2021 for entry in October 2022. Before applying students should read:

The PhD Programme involves two applications to:

  • The HDRUK/Turing PhD programme should be made via the Alan Turing Institute online Flexigrant portal
  • One of our partner universities – use this link for details.

Health Data Research UK and The Alan Turing Institute champion equality, diversity, and inclusion. If you have questions about the studentships or require adjustments to the application process, please contact the Programme Administration team via email at or telephone (+44 (0)203 862 3379).

For information about how we process applicants’ data see PhD Applicant Privacy Notice.

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