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The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology

Astbury Centre Postgraduate Application Form

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Submission of an application for a place for postgraduate study in the Astbury Centre is a two stage process:

  1. Complete the form below to register your interest in applying for a place in the Centre
  2. Make a formal application for a University place either by downloading an application form and mailing it to us, or using the University on-line application system.

This page will guide you through the process. Help Help button is available for Javascript enabled browsers at various points in the form.

During the completion of the form you will need to select potential PhD supervisors - the form will guide you through this process but if you have not already identified these members of staff you should follow the 'people' link on the left to view the staff and their research interests. Please note that most staff are eligible to hold studentships under either of the two schemes, but occasionally may only appear on one of the two lists. Please choose appropriately.

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Fields marked * are compulsory

1. Personal information and contact details 
First (given) name
Last (family) name
*(No spaces)
Male Female *
Date of Birth help button Nationality *
Contact detailsLine 1 *
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Town/city *
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Postcode/Zip *
Email address *
Telephone (Areacode and number) help button
ResidencyHave you been resident in the UK for the last 3 years? Yes No * help button
2. Current education / position 
Undergraduate (first) degree
Awarding University/Institute Year of graduation Subject Result (if known) help button
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Postgraduate degree held: Yes No
3. File uploads 
You need to upload two files:
  1. a full CV - make sure this includes the names or titles of modules/courses you have already studied and the marks you have gained.
  2. a covering letter stating clearly which PhD programme you are applying for.
    This should include a statement regarding your career aspirations and why you think that the particular PhD programme would benefit you.
The maximum file size for each of these files is 1Mb
Upload CV (Word or pdf formats) *
Upload Covering letter (Word or pdf format) *
4. Choice of Course of Study and Supervisor
The Astbury Centre holds funding for PhD study from a number of distinct sources. The two major funders are the BBSRC Doctoral Training Grant (DTG) which supports 4-year PhD studies and the Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD programme. This latter programme funds four years of study, but the first year is spent carrying out 3 laboratory rotations and a number of taught modules before finally choosing a research project and supervisor for years 2-4.
Please note the criteria for eligibility for the schemes.

The BBSRC DTG is open to UK and EU nationals (although EU nationals may only be eligible for fees without any subsistence payments depending on residency status). This scheme is not open to overseas students.

The Wellcome Trust scheme is open to all applicants but pays fees at the UK/EU rate. We have one scholarship available per year to pay the full international fees.
Course you wish to follow and year of entry.
If you wish to be considered for BOTH programmes please select Wellcome Trust from the dropdown list.
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5. Continue to Next Page 
The next page will allow you to choose potential supervisors