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Funded PhD Opportunities

Individually funded studentships

  • PhD studentship - Supervised by Dr John Clarkson - application deadline 17 November 2017

Integrated control of Sclerotinia disease in celery and lettuce

  • PhD studentship - Supervised by Professor Gary Bending - application deadline 24 November 2017

Resilience of Microbial Communities to Extreme Weather

Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (SynBio CDT) PhD Studentships

The EPSRC and BBSRC Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (SynBioCDT) is a 4-year doctoral programme that offers training in the new field of Synthetic Biology, the 'Engineering of Biology'. This centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick.We encourage applications from students with a wide range of academic backgrounds, including Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Plant Sciences, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics and Computing.

Further information can be found on the Warwick SynBio CDT webpage

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Central England NERC Training Alliance (NERC CENTA DTP) - PhD Studentships

CENTA stands for Central England NERC Training Alliance, a consortium of Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council. As a CENTA student, you will belong to a consortium well resourced to provide you with extensive training to give you confidence in all aspects of your research.

Further information can be found on our NERC CENTA PhD Studentships website.


Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) - 4 year studentships

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester. The MIBTP has an ambitious vision to deliver innovative, world class research across the Life Sciences to boost the growing Bioeconomy in the Midlands and across the UK.

PhD Studentship projects will be focused in vital research areas such as food security, bio-energy and quantitative biology. Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Projects are available for those with creative drive in both theoretical (IT and mathematical) and experimental (biology, biomedicine, chemistry, biotechnology) research.

 Further information can be found on the MIBTP website. 


MIBTP Warwick iCASE studentships

More information coming soon

 Warwick and Waitrose BBSRC funded CTP

Food security is at the heart of a new doctoral training collaboration between the University and Waitrose. We’ll be providing PhD students with academic development and industry training in agriculture and sustainable crop production.

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MRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) - 4 year PhD studentships

We are offering ten 4-year PhD studentships to talented and highly motivated undergraduate students interested in Microscopy and Image analysis.

Supervised by internationally leading experts from Warwick Medical School and the School of Life Sciences, this four year PhD programme brings together cutting-edge imaging technology with innovative data analysis to address a range of biomedical research questions in Cellular Dynamics, Neurobiology and Infection. The aim of this programme is to provide tomorrow's research leaders with the quantitative imaging skills that will lead them to a better understanding of human disease and to the design of new diagnostics and therapies. Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Further information can be found on the MRC DTP website.