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Applications for the 'School of Biological Sciences (DTP) PhD Studentship Programme' are now open

Applicants seeking to join the School of Biological Sciences (SBS)  DTP 4-year funded PhD degree programme in 2022 should apply to the department/institute of their choice in the first instance, taking account of departmental and institutional deadlines. Participating departments will assess and select eligible applicants for this programme.

There are up to 14 fully funded four-year PhD studentships available across the participating departments and institutes listed below: 

Further details about this programme are available here.

We welcome and encourage applications from people from groups underrepresented in postgraduate study

We actively encourage applications from prospective postgraduate students from underrepresented groups. If you love your subject and have an aptitude for study or research, and have gained, or are on course for, the minimum qualifying standard for your nominated course(s) (normally a good 2i), we would very much like to hear from you. In addition, if you come from a low-income background, you are likely to be eligible for an application fee waiver. So, if you are serious about studying for a PhD, it may not be a financial impossibility: in 2019-20, 73% of our doctoral students received full funding to do their PhD.

At least two of our 2022 School of Biological Sciences (SBS)  DTP 4-year funded PhD studentships will be reserved for candidates from underrepresented groups. More information about the University's committment to widening participation at postgraduate level is available here.

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