Dundee Marshall Scholarships

This Scholarship is for Graduate Study at Doctoral level at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee and will be for three years. If awarded a Dundee Marshall Scholarship, candidates would be expected to study for a graduate research degree in any subject offered at College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.

The following information has been provided by the University of Dundee:

The College of Life Sciences at Dundee has an outstanding international reputation and is one of the largest and most productive research institutes in Europe. It is home to a community of over 1000 scientists and support staff from 59 countries that include many world-leading experts dedicated to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge and improving the lives of others.

The College of Life Sciences is ranked 1st in Scotland and is in the top 5 universities in the UK in Biological Sciences, ahead of Cambridge University and Imperial College London in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008). According to independent analysis of citations per paper over the last 10 years, Dundee is placed 1st, 2nd and 6th among all European Universities in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Genetics respectively.

Expertise in the College encompasses a wide range of important topics in the biomedical, biological and chemical sciences. These include molecular structure and drug design, genetic and cellular control mechanisms, signaling pathways in the immune system, developmental biology, microbiology and the anatomy and physiology of whole organisms. The research in the College is supported by a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities, including advanced proteomics, microscopy and flow cytometry.

Our innovative Drug Discovery Unit is actively developing drugs for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases including malaria and African sleeping sickness and translating drug targets in oncology, eczema, type-2 diabetes, anti-bacterials and anti-virals. Our Microbiology and Plant Sciences research groups are involved in major environmental issues and the development of new bio-fuels and bio-energy generation.

We currently have collaborations with the majority if the world's top Pharmaceutical companies, which has been recognized by a highly prestigious Queens Anniversary Prize. The collaboration will help in the development of drugs to treat global diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

The University of Dundee has around 18,000 students and 3,000 staff and sits in the heart of the historic city of Dundee on the banks of the River Tay in north-east Scotland. Dundee combines a high quality of life with a low cost of living. Known as 'The City of Discovery' and named after Scott of the Antartic's ship 'Discovery', which was built in Dundee and now sits as the centrepiece of a multimedia heritage centre on the city's waterfront, Dundee's history of invention and innovation make Dundee a fitting place for an aspirational University.

From mountains and lochs in the west to miles of coastline in the east, the city is surrounded by magnificent Scottish scenery providing ample opportunities to play golf, walk, cycle, fish or simply experience the changing seasons in wide-open spaces. Dundee combines a high quality of life with a low cost of living.

The University of Dundee is a truly international environment and extends a warm and friendly welcome to research students from all corners of the globe. For further information on the University please click here.

For further general information about the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee please go to: http://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/ and information about our Postgraduate Programmes can be found at http://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/research/phd