To view projects on offer, and details on how to apply, visit the SWBio DTP website.
* Subject to eligibility requirements.
The BBSRC-funded SWBio DTP involves a partnership of world-renown universities, research institutes and industry across the South West and Wales.
This partnership represents a distinctive group of bioscientists, with established international, national and regional networks, and widely recognised research excellence.
We aim to provide students with outstanding interdisciplinary research training within the following BBSRC themes, underpinned by transformative technologies:
You will be recruited to a broad, interdisciplinary project, supported by a multidisciplinary supervisory team, with many cross-institutional projects available. There are also opportunities to:
Our structured training programme will ensure you are well equipped as a bioscience researcher for leadership positions in academia, industry and beyond.
We provide a broad awareness of the fundamental research approaches in life sciences and how they could be applied to real-life situations through:
You will need to successfully complete the first year to progress into your second year of studies. An MRes exit route is available at the end of year one should this be required.
The remaining years will be more like a conventional PhD, where you will be undertaking research full-time.
The PhD thesis must be submitted within 4 years of starting the programme.
You will partake in a three-month placement outside of an academic research environment*. Placements are intended to broaden you career horizons, by providing you with skills, experience and knowledge that can be applied to many career sectors.
Examples include working within policy, science communication, charities, industry and publishing.
About our PIPS scheme >>
* optional for CASE studentships as CASE projects involve an industrial placement for 3-18 months.
You will have the opportunity to attend cohort activities held across the partnership, such as student conferences, workshops and outreach events. Here you will meet and interact with students across the partnership, giving you access to a multidisciplinary and supportive student network.
About our cohort activities >>
Information about funding and eligbility >>
We support diverse and inclusive work environments, and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities.
Our SWBio DTP EDI statement >>
How to apply >>
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