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Funded PhD Studentships

All MIBTP scholars will join a programme of skills training in year 1. Applicants are required to select an area of study (Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Understanding the Rules of Life, Renewable Resources and Clean Growth or Integrated Understanding of Health) but may join the programme with or without selecting a preferred project. Part of the skills training programme includes short rotation projects and students are able to choose a PhD project once they have experienced these differing research environments.

Potential PhD projects are provided to give applicants an idea of the breadth of research within MIBTP and specific research topics at each University. You can browse all projects via the links below, divided into specific areas within each theme. Additional projects will become available during Year 1 and students can work with potential supervisors during their first year to develop a particular project.

Studentships include:

  • fees (at UK rate)
  • a tax free stipend of at least £15,609* p.a (to rise in line with UKRI recommendation)
  • a travel allowance in year 1
  • a travel / conference budget
  • a generous consumables budget
  • use of a laptop for the duration of the programme.

* An enhanced stipend is available for students with a recognised veterinary degree qualification (£24,090 per annum for 2021-2022).

MIBTP Supervisors:

Learn more about some of our supervisors and how they can support you during your PhD.

Current students:

Our students have come to us via a variety of pathways; many straight from their UG education, others returning to study after a period in the workplace. We also boast a diverse cohort of students from all around the world, including Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Brazil, Ireland and the UK. Take a look at our student profiles to find out more.

MIBTP Themes:

Recruitment for 2022/23 entry is currently closed.

We may hold a second round of recruitment in March; please check back then.


Students start their degree with a programme of hands-on training from experts in both theoretical and experimental approaches to bioscience.

All studentships funded by the MIBTP are also subject to the studentship terms and conditions set out in the BBSRC's

UKRI terms and conditions

Industrial collaboration projects

  • Research with impact
  • Industrial placement
  • Business skills training
We are currently only recruiting to one Warwick CASE project: Deadline 10th February 2022