The Wellcome Trust 4-yearPhD programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health provides broad, interdisciplinary training in all aspects of infectious disease research, from immunology to epidemiology, phylogenetics and evolutionary biology. We commit to being part of an evolving community of practitioners who will develop and share practice to bring science and culture together, placing both firmly at the heart of what we do.

Students on this programme are strongly encouraged to combine research in a UK and developing country setting, or take interdisciplinary approaches that combine epidemiological, molecular and evolutionary mechanisms.  Students are addressing global health challenges by understanding how infectious agents are spread, cause disease, interact with the immune and other body systems, or evolve to overcome our therapeutic interventions.


We are looking for candidates who have (or who expected to be awarded), at least a good 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject. Typically candidates will already have a good understanding of the field they propose to study, and at least some hands-on research experience.

We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.  In particular we would like to encourage students from black and other minority ethnic groups to apply, and are committed to assessing applications  without reference to the name, age, gender or nationality of the candidates.  Exceptionally, candidates who have 2:2 degrees may also be considered.

Application deadline is Tuesday 12th January 2021.

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