Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance (AAMR)

The Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, University of Nottingham and the University of Birmingham.

It will develop multidisciplinary research scientists who understand the global emergence, spread and persistence of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria, and discover new strategies to prevent and treat infections.

Programme overview

10 studentships per annum are available for a four-year MRes+PhD doctoral training programme. Students will be exposed to a range of AAMR-related research disciplines from the laboratory to the clinic, and will be based at the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences/School of Life Sciences at Nottingham and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham.

Through laboratory rotations, teaching programmes, placements, annual retreats and national/international conferences, students will gain a broad variety of benefits and opportunities including:

  • multidisciplinary insights into molecular and chemical biology of bacterial pathogens, and the evolution, impact and spread of antibiotic resistance and the discovery and development of novel antibacterial agents
  • exposure to relevant research activities, facilities and opportunities at two world-class research universities
  • opportunities to network at national and international levels
  • a tax-free stipend (expected to be in the region of £20,000 per annum) for Home/EU students

For full programme details please visit the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance website. 


Tax free stipend (expected to be in the region of £20,000 per annum) for Home/EU students.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to UK and EU students with a First or 2:1, or a merit/distinction at masters level in a relevant discipline.

How to apply

For more information on applying for future intakes please visit the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance website.

If you would like to receive updates related to the programme and to be notified when we are open for applications for future intakes please complete our expression of interest form.


This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.


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