... understanding life in molecular detail

BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme (DTP)

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Applications for entry in September/October 2020.

Projects available for entry in Sep/Oct 2020 will be listed under the White Rose DTP banner pages on FindAPhD.com link on the right. The deadline for applications will be early January 2020.


The programme is focussed on important biological questions within the BBSRC's remit, and will train students in the wide range of techniques in cell biology, biological chemistry and biophysics that are needed to push back the frontiers in these topical areas. Students undertake a full research project selecting from the wide range of topics offered each year by the programme's supervisors (list of projects can be found under Areas of Research ). Students usually devote themselves to their projects for four years, although shorter times may be appropriate for students with a Masters degree in the same area of research after discussion with supervisors. Students receive practical training during their study and gain a deep understanding of modern techniques, their principles and applications through courses and through the Annual Astbury Research Retreat.