Guidance on applying to the Scientist Training Programme 2021

Last Updated: 16th November 2020

Applications to the Scientist Training Programme will be open in January 2021. Dates will be published on the website once they have been confirmed.

Information about the programme

If you are interested in applying to the programme for 2021, a good starting point is to read our ‘About the Scientist Training Programme’ section and take a look at which specialisms are usually available under the programme.

Which route onto the programme is right for you?

There are two different ways you can apply to the programme. These are referred to as

  • Direct entry
  • In-service entry

Find out which route might be suitable for you by taking a look at the ‘Routes into the programme’ section.

Check you meet the entry requirements

One of the first things you should do is make sure you meet the entry requirements for the programme. Our ‘Entry requirements’ section includes details on

  • General entry requirements
  • Relevant degrees
  • Applying from outside the UK
  • English competency level for international applicants

You could also take a look at the Person Specification that was used to recruit to the 2020 programme, and see if you match what is required.

Open days

You will also be able to attend one of the open days held by the individual departments. The open days are usually held between November to January and details are available in the Events section under School related events.

Further resources

Now is also the time to do some research on the healthcare science role you might like to qualify in.

You could: