LKCMedicine Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme (By Research)


Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

LKCMedicine Admissions

The LKCMedicine PhD by Research Programme​ admits students from a variety of backgrounds – natural science, medicine, social science, and engineering, and exposes them to a range of topics and disciplines such that on completion, graduates will have a deep knowledge and appreciation of both translatable and translational medical research methods.

 It is designed to train and equip students with essential skills that will enable them to conduct cutting-edge research in one of the following domains: ​Lifespan Medicine, Population Medicine, Medical Biology, Medical Engineering, Medical Education Research.


The four-year PhD by Research programme has three distinctive features: 

  • Global health awareness attachment  
  • Laboratory rotations & clinical attachment 
  • Three unique research training pathways 
Students’ research proposals should be aligned with one of LKCMedicine’s research themes - Metabolic / Vascular Diseases, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience and Mental Health, and Dermatology and Skin Biology​. 
Valid test score is required for applicants who are not graduates from autonomous universities in Singapore. Test dates must be within 5 years or less from the date of application. 

Students are expected to complete the programme in four years. The programme is open to applicants who are keen to pursue PhD studies on a full-time or part-time basis (self-financing). 

The minimum and maximum candidatures are as follows:

Full-time and Part-time: minimum 3 and maximum 5 years 

The LKCMedicine PhD by Research Programme is designed to train and equip students with the technical and analytical skills essential to address the School’s key research in Cardiorespiratory & Metabolic Health, Infectious Diseases, ​Neuroscience & Mental Health, Population Health & Health Services Research, Systems Biology, Medical Education Research, Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology, Health Technologies and Nanomedicine and Bioengineering. Students receive broad exposure to a wide range of expertise within the School and NTU before specialising in their chosen research area. 

LKCMedicine PhD students must undertake the following: 

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