Biosciences Studentships

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Biological Sciences
Type of Award
Research Council, University
Deadline for applying
None. Open all year.

Award Description

The School of Biosciences is allocated funds for studentships by BBSRC, MRC, NERC and other bodies. These can be for three or four years, but four year studentships are particularly encouraged by BBSRC and enable the student to undertake the full range of personal development training and activities provided within the School and the University Graduate School. Studentships may also be in the form of CASE arrangements which include collaboration with an industrial partner.

All studentships are allocated on a competitive basis to students who satisfy the eligibility requirements of the various councils, which can be found at their respective web sites.

Please note deadlines vary between the available awards, please contact the School of check the respective web sites for full details.

Value of Award

A number of studentships funded by UK Research Councils and other major sponsors (e.g. Cancer Research-UK) are available each year for home and EU students. Studentships may provide full funding (fees and stipend) for three or four years.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should possess, or expect to achieve, at least a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject. Evidence of previous research experience, for instance undergraduate project work, is desirable. Qualifications of a suitable standard from every country in the world are accepted for postgraduate entry.

How to Apply

You can apply through the Biosciences PhD course page on our Course Finder.

In the section "For research degrees, give details of your proposed area of research," please specify the supervisor(s) and project(s) in which you interested. You will find a list of PhD projects advertised here. Please also state in the funding section of the application form that you would like to be considered for a School of Biosciences Studentship.


Biosciences Graduate Research School

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