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Warwick School of Life Sciences - Funded PhD Opportunities

The School of Life Sciences combines the University of Warwick’s renowned research and teaching excellence to provide outstanding, diverse and multidisciplinary training in the Life Sciences. World-class facilities and internationally-recognised scientists develop pioneering research ideas and innovations in a wide range of disciplines – from the study of single molecules to models of entire ecosystems. We apply our expertise to solving major global challenges in areas such as food security, disease control, bioenergy, systems biology, neurobiology and climate change. The school has a number of funded postgraduate studentship opportunities to start in October 2017.

Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (SynBioCDT) – 4 year studentships

This centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Warwick, Oxford and Bristol. We encourage PhD applications from students with a wide range of academic backgrounds, including Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Plant Sciences, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics and Computing.
Warwick SynBio CDT webpage 
Application deadline Round 1: 18 November 2016 
Application deadline Round 2: 13 January 2017

CENTA Doctoral Training Partnership – 3.5 year studentships

Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) is a consortium of Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training in Environmental Science. PhD project themes include: Anthropogenic Impact and Environmental Sustainability, Evolution of Organisms and Ecosystems, Dynamic Earth, Organisms, ’omics and biogeochemistry
Warwick CENTA webpage
Application deadline 23 January 2017

Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship – 3.5 year studentships

This competition is open to Overseas students. Scholarships will be awarded to the most outstanding international PhD applicants. Students are strongly encouraged to identify a supervisor and develop a research proposal before completing an application form. (see the website for a list of some possible PhD projects).
Application Deadline 18 January 2017

MIBTP Doctoral Training Partnership – 4 year studentships

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a doctoral training partnership between the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and 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 focussed 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.
MIBTP website 
Application deadline 8 January 2017

Industrial Collaboration PhD Studentships linked with MIBTP

These studentships are an excellent opportunity to initiate new industrial contacts, develop existing links and help enhance the impact of research. The BBSRC-funded iCASE studentships are designed to provide students with a first-rate challenging research training experience within the context of a mutually-beneficial research collaboration between academic and non-academic partner organisations.
MIBTP website

Mon 07 Nov 2016, 11:48 | Tags: Scholarships Study Research Faculty of Science

SLS Online Open Day

Our brand new Online Open Day has just gone live. It has been designed to help prospective students discover more about studying here. Current students and staff talk about courses, support for study and the student experience.

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Wed 28 Sep 2016, 08:55 | Tags: Study Faculty of Science

Guardian ranks University of Warwick in UK top 10

The UK's Guardian Newspaper has today, Monday 23 May 2016, once again ranked the University of Warwick in the UK’s top 10 universities, ranking it at 9th overall in the UK.

The full set of tables can be found at:

Interested in studying biosciences with us? Come to one of our Open Days on 24 and 25 June to visit our campus and experience what it is like to be a student at Warwick.

Mon 23 May 2016, 14:18 | Tags: Study

University of Warwick honoured at Accreditation Awards Ceremony for Bioscience Degrees

RSB accreditationThe University of Warwick has been formally awarded Advanced Accreditation for eight degree programmes by the Royal Society of Biology at the 2016 awards ceremony. The fourth annual awards, presented at the House of Commons on Thursday 14 April, recognised bioscience degree programmes which promote academic excellence, and prepare graduates for employment within the biosciences.
The University received Advanced Accreditation for the School of Life Sciences MBio bioscience degree programmes in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Medical Microbiology and Virology. Dr Isabelle Carre and Dr Rebecca Freeman were present to accept the award along with Rose Hodgson a current MBio with industrial placement student, and Gemma Barnes who graduated from the MBio in 2015 and received the Royal Society of Biology Top Graduate award.
Tue 10 May 2016, 16:30 | Tags: Study Award Faculty of Science

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