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Dr Alexander Darlington | UG/MSc Opportunities

MEng/MSc/MRes Opportunities
We are happy to host potential graduate students reading Master's degrees with interests in biological engineering biological systems and modern biotechnology. Please get in touch to explore potential project ideas.

All details of Masters-level courses within Warwick's School of Engineering can be found here. The application deadline is usually the end of July each year. Details of potential scholarships and fee reduction/waivers can be found here and here.

iGEM interdisciplinary undergraduate research competition

iGEM is an international competition that fosters scientific research across difference facetes of synthetic biology, bio-engineering and biotechnology. You can find out more on the iGEM websiteLink opens in a new window. Teams are made up of undergraduate students from a number of disciplines – typically engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and biology. As a team you'll design their own project, implement it during the summer, and travel to Paris to present your results at the iGEM Jamboree. Previous Warwick teams have won gold medals and been nominate for "Best Software Engineering". You can find out more about the iGEM initiative at Warwick here.

Research Experience Opportunities

We are happy to support undergraduate and postgraduate students widen their interdisciplinary research experience during degree projects or the summer vacation.

Funding for undergraduate research experience opportunities

All Warwick Undergraduates are eligible for the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme. This scheme offers scholarships of up to £1,000 to contributes to living expenses and other associated costs whilst carrying out an interdisciplinary research project (6-10 weeks) over the summer. Further details are available hereLink opens in a new window. Deadline. 13 February 2022.

Undergraduates within Warwick’s School of Engineering may also be eligible for the School of Engineering URSS Prize (supplemental funding to a successful URSS application) or a School of Engineering UG Research Internship (up to £1,600 to contribute to living expenses and other costs). Further details and eligibility criteria are hereLink opens in a new window. School Deadline. 22 March 2022.

All undergraduate students can apply for an MIBTP Research Experience Placement Scholarship. This scheme provides up to £3,000 of funding for 6 weeks to support a student to undertake research first-hand and help them assess their aptitude for a research career. Further details and eligibility criteria are hereLink opens in a new window. Deadline. None but highly competitive.