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Fully Funded PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

Over 35 fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships* available to start in September 2022, across a wide range of bioscience disciplines.

To view projects on offer, and details on how to apply, visit the SWBio DTP website.

* Subject to eligibility requirements.

About

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:

Fully Funded PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)
Fully Funded PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

Programme overview

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:

  • apply your research in an industrial setting (DTP CASE studentships).
  • undertake research jointly with our core and associate partners (Standard DTP studentships with an associate partner).
  • work with other national/international researchers.
  • undertake fieldwork.
Fully Funded PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

Our structured training programme will ensure you are well equipped as a bioscience researcher for leadership positions in academia, industry and beyond.

First year

We provide a broad awareness of the fundamental research approaches in life sciences and how they could be applied to real-life situations through:

  • two rotation projects - both allied with but in different disciplinary areas related to the PhD project.
  • three taught units - training in Statistics, Bioinformatics, coding, experimental design, innovation and understanding the impact of your research.

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.

Second to fourth years

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.

Professional Internships for Postgraduate Students (PIPS)

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 scientific publishing.

About our PIPS and CASE placement schemes >>

* optional for CASE studentships as projects involve an industrial CASE placement for 3-18 months.

Cohort activities

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 >>

Fully Funded PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

Funding and eligibility

Information about funding and eligibility >>

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

We support diverse and inclusive work environments, and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities.

Our SWBio DTP EDI statement >>

Application deadline

Midnight, Monday 6th December 2021

How to apply >>


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