Why study at the Crick?

The Crick Institute is biomedical research institute located in brand new state-of the-art facilities, opposite St Pancras International station in central London.

The Crick is a consortium of six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations - the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the Wellcome Trust, Imperial College London, King's College London and UCL (University College London). The Crick conducts ground-breaking and interdisciplinary medical research to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to prevent and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases. 

The Crick has a multinational outlook, and is proud to be a diverse, open and international institute, with staff and students from over 70 countries.


Benefits of the unique Crick PhD student experience include:

  • Carrying out research with top scientists from around the world in a new collaborative and multi-disciplinary research institute that positively encourages creativity
  • The opportunity to undertake a multidisciplinary collaborative research project at the Crick and one of its partner universities
  • Learning from and being inspired by leading academics
  • A comprehensive PhD programme, providing support and guidance from a supervisory team and scientific, communication and generic skills training 
  • An institute that is committed to engaging and inspiring the public, with outreach communications training and opportunities
  • Career development activities to ensure that all students have strong future career prospects, including talks and workshops and the opportunity to carry out work placements.