SynBioCDT Doctoral Training Studentships in UK

SynBioCDT Doctoral Training Studentships in UK

  • Location United Kingdom
  • Level PHD
  • Deadline Apr 20, 2018
  • Academic Engineering
  • Amount ₤14,553

Scholarship Description

The SynBioCDT is a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick offering 4-year PhD training studentships in the new field of Synthetic Biology, the “Engineering of Biology”.

The course is designed for students with both physical and life sciences backgrounds. The first two terms are devoted to acquiring the necessary theoretical and technical skills through a combination of intensive lecture courses, practicals, seminars, project work and research and communication skills training.


  • Entrance Requirements:
    Applicants must be predicted or have achieved a first-class or an upper second class undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications) as a minimum in Physical Sciences (e.g. Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Plant Sciences) or Life Sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry) with strong mathematical skills.
    2 satisfactory academic references
    Submit an English Language test certificate (if appropriate)
  • English Language Requirements: It is a requirement that overseas students will show that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the PhD. Please note that the requirement for admission is IELTS 7.5 (with component scores two at 6.5/7.0 & rest 7.5+) or equivalent.
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Study Subject

 Scholarships are awarded in the field of Synthetic Biology, the “Engineering of Biology”.

Number of Scholarships

The EPSRC and BBSRC, universities, industrial partners and charitable trusts provide funding for approximately 15 four-year studentships each year for students across the partnership.