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PhD in Systems Biology

Standard duration: Full-time: 3-4 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering, plus A-level Mathematics

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

Warwick Systems Biology PhD projects involve experimentation as well as theory and data analysis and are therefore appropriate for graduates from both the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.

We aim to provide our students with an insight into the problems and challenges in each of those fields, whilst gaining the communication skills to bridge the gap that exists between the individual disciplines.

Areas for PhD supervision include:

Cutting Edge Analytical Technologies for Systems Biology Research; Bioinformatics; Statistical Approaches to Analysing and Modelling Biological Processes; Computational Modelling and Simulations; Computational Neuroscience; Data Science; Machine Learning; Medical Systems Biology; Plant Systems Biology; Spatial Systems Biology; Cell Signalling; Cell Mechanics.

The Systems Biology Centre provided me with a multidisciplinary, collaborative research environment during my PhD. With a number of subject matter experts in various domains, you are quickly exposed to a large range of disciplines and approaches to solving scientific problems. These experiences left me well prepared to join the pharmaceutical industry, having experience with cross-domain collaborations and the challenges of organising multi-institutional research programs.

Jason Piper, PhD student

More information on Research Degrees in the Warwick Systems Biology Centre

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering, plus A-level Mathematics

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5

Application

All applications should be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pgapply

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Home/EU:
Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.

Funding

Visit the department website for more information about funding.

Details of other funding opportunities are available from the Graduate School website.