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Application

Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Projects are available for excellent students from both theoretical (computational, mathematical) and experimental bioscience backgrounds.

In order to apply for a Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership PhD you must:

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Complete an Application form for your University of Choice (Warwick, Birmingham, Leicester) applying for the PhD programme in the appropriate department for your interests
  3. Notify MIBTP of your application by completing the online notification form; ensuring that you upload a current CV to the form

Eligibility

26 studentships per year are funded by BBSRC and 26 by matched funds from the Universities.

Please note: Following the results of the EU referendum, the information below may be subject to change. Eligibility requirements will be updated as soon as guidance has been received from RCUK.

Residence requirements for MIBTP studentships:

  • British nationals who have lived in the UK all their lives are eligible.

  • Also eligible are non-British nationals who have settled status AND have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to the date of the start of the course.

  • EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years immediately prior to the date of start of the course are eligble.

  • EU nationals not resident in the UK are eligible for matched funding studentships only (a fees only award from BBSRC with the remainder topped up by the University to equal a full studentship).

  • EEA and Swiss nationals (EEA migrant workers) should refer to the full BBSRC guidelines to check eligibility

Residence requirements for iCASE studentships:

  • British nationals who have lived in the UK all their lives are eligible.
  • Also eligible are non-British nationals who have settled status AND have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to the date of the start of the course.
  • EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years immediately prior to the date of start of the course are eligible.
  • EU nationals not resident in the UK are eligible for fees only awards.

Academic requirement

  • Those who have a 1st or a 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant field are eligible.
  • Evidence of quantitative training is required. For example, AS or A level Maths, IB Standard or Higher Maths, or university level maths/statistics course
  • Those who have a 2.2 and an additional Masters degree in a relevant field may be eligible.
  • Those who have a 2.2 and at least three years post-graduate experience in a relevant field may be eligible.
  • Those with degrees abroad (perhaps as well as postgraduate experience) may be eligible if their qualifications are deemed equivalent to any of the above

For further information please contact MIBTP@warwick.ac.uk.

Application

Applications for iCASE studentships:

Nine iCASE studentships are currently being advertised. Interview dates for these studentships vary - please see the individual project descriptions for the exact date.

The closing date for iCase studentships is 8th January 2017.

Initial enquires can be made to Kerry Davies, the MIBTP Administrator, or by contacting supervisors of specific PhD projects directly.

Applications at the University of Warwick

If you are interested in a PhD project at the University of Warwick, please apply via the online application form selecting course code P-C1PB (Life Sciences PhD). In the finance section of the form please enter MIBTP.

Please also notify MIBTP of your application by completing the online application notification form ; ensuring that you upload a current CV to the form.

Candidates applying to the University of Warwick will be shortlisted using these criteria. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview during which their academic aptitude, motivation for research, communication ability and interest in quantitative, interdisciplinary bioscience will be assessed.

Interview dates - Warwick

Interviews at Warwick will take place week commencing 30th January - please indicate on the application notification form if you cannot attend any of the days that week.

Applications at the University of Birmingham

If you are interested in a PhD project at the University of Birmingham, please view the specific guidance on the Birmingham website.
Please also notify MIBTP of your application by completing the online application notification form.

Applications at the University of Leicester

If you are interested in a PhD project at the University of Leicester, please read the guidance notes and complete the application form. Specific information for MIBTP at Leicester can be found on the University of Leicester website.

Application Notification - all Universities

Please notify MIBTP of your application by completing the online application notification form, ensuring that you upload a current CV to the form. This ensures that all applications are processed, especially if appplying through a different department.

Frequently asked questions

The answers to commonly asked questions with regards to this training programme have been answered on the frequently asked questions page.

Alternatively please email MIBTP@warwick.ac.uk with your query.