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BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Programme overview

We offer a four-year doctoral training programme in which year 1 is a flexible training year to equip students with generic, transferable and project-specific skills that underpin modern bioscience research. In years 2-4, students will continue to develop their skills and understanding through a bespoke structured programme that emphasises individual training and cohort-based training, in addition to project-specific skills.

Your PhD project will be jointly supervised by academics from more than one partner institution and you will receive the highest levels of support and training that are tailored to individual and project needs. You will learn new skills and techniques to ensure the success of your project and you will be provided with a variety of personal development opportunities, including:

  • Laboratory rotations in the co-supervisor’s laboratory in the partner institution
  • Annual training events that allow you to find out about other projects and research areas, network with other researchers and acquire new skills
  • A three-month professional internship in, for example, business, policy-making or the media
  • Courses in interdisciplinary skills that are increasingly important to cutting edge bioscience research
  • DTP Training Grant availability to enable you to attend workshops and visit research groups to advance your skills training

These additional events and interactions make BBSRC studentships an outstanding training opportunity for a career addressing the challenges in 21st century bioscience.

Programme benefits

  • An exceptional programme of research training
  • Around 16 fully-funded studentships across the partnership each year
  • Cutting edge technologies and state-of the-art facilities to deliver world-class results