2020-21 Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships

The Bloomsbury Colleges group was set up in 2004 and now consists of the following four colleges of the University of London: Birkbeck, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Royal Veterinary College, and the School of Oriental and African Studies. The School of Pharmacy was a founding member before becoming the UCL School of Pharmacy in 2012, as was the Institute of Education before it became the UCL Institute of Education in 2014.

Applications are invited for three-year PhD studentships, to start in the academic year 2020-21. 

Each studentship will cover course fees (at the UK/EU fee rate) and a student stipend (at the UKRI rate, which is GBP 17,009 in 2019-20).

Eligibility may be dependent on fee status. This will vary from project to project. Please see the project-specific information - via the relevant link below - for further details. 


There are two studentships available at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (where LSHTM is the lead institution). 

1) Biomarkers as identifiers of individuals at high risk of Schistosoma japonicum infection

Deadline for applications: 23:59 Sunday on 1 March 2020

2) Air pollution and cognitive development in children: integrating spatial and life course approaches

Deadline for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 8 March 2020.

How to apply

Please follow the instructions on the studentship-specific link provided above. For details of studentships available at other Bloomsbury colleges but in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, please see the Bloomsbury website.

Please apply directly to the lead institution only.

Information about the MPhil/PhD programme structure at LSHTM, as well as application guidance and a link to the portal, can be found on the School’s research degrees and Doctoral College pages.

By submitting an application for this funding applicants agree to its terms and conditions