Residence requirements for MRC studentships:

  • British nationals who have lived in the UK all their lives are eligible.

  • Also eligible are non-British nationals who have settled status (i.e. no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK) AND have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to the date of the start of the course.

  • EU nationals, EEA and Swiss nationals (EEA migrant workers) should refer to the full RCUK guidelines to check eligibility (you may be eligible for a fees only award).

Academic requirements

  • Those who have a 1st or a 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant field are eligible.
  • Those who have a 2.2 and an additional Masters degree (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant field may be eligible.
  • Those who have a 2.2 and at least three years postgraduate experience in a relevant field may be eligible.
  • Those with degrees abroad (perhaps as well as postgraduate experience) may be eligible if their qualifications are deemed equivalent to any of the above.

For further information please contact mrc-impact@contacts.bham.ac.uk