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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, Aston or Harper Adams University) 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.
  4. Review the MIBTP Data Privacy Policy to understand how we process your personal data.
Eligibility

25 studentships per year are funded by BBSRC and 25 by matched funds from the Universities.

Please note: Following the results of the EU referendum, the information below has been confirmed for 2020-2021 entry but may be subject to change after this time. Eligibility requirements will be updated as soon as further guidance has been received from UKRI.

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 who have been ordinarily resident in an EU country (other than the UK) for three years immediately prior to the date of start of the course are eligble 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 guidelines to check eligibility.

  • UK / EU nationals who have been living outside of the UK within the three years immediately prior to the date of start of the course may not be eligible for a studentship. Please refer to the guidelines for clarification.

Residence requirements for CASE studentships:

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

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 CASE studentships:

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

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 the School of Life Sciences (screen 1) and the course PhD Life Sciences (P-C1PB)(screen 2); from here you will be taken through to a third screen, please select the option MIBTP: Warwick. In the finance section of the form please enter MIBTP: Warwick.
  • 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.
Applications at the University of Birmingham
  • If you are interested in a PhD project at the University of Birmingham, please take a look at the Birmingham MIBTP website and apply to the relevant department / school depending on your project selection. If you are applying to the programme without selecting a project, please apply here.
  • Please also notify MIBTP of your application by completing the online application notification form.
Applications at the University of Leicester
Applications at Aston University
  • If you are interested in a PhD project at Aston University, please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.  
  • From the drop-down options, select School of Life and Health Sciences; October; Full Time; Postgraduate Research; Research Biomedical Sciences (Full Time October 2019). (An option for October 2020 is pending –in the meantime, your application will be updated to 2020 when received).
  • Please also notify MIBTP of your application by completing the online application notification form.
Applications at Harper Adams University
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.

Interviews

Interviews will take place on the following dates:

To be confirmed........

We will aim to invite candidates to interview at least two weeks before the interview date.

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.