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Programme structure

All PhDs will be registered at the University of Warwick for 3.5 to 4 years.


This is a split site PhD, with time spent both at the University of Warwick and in India:

  • Up to 2.5 years of field study in India
  • Up to 1 year of training and mandatory courses in the UK.
    Students will spend an initial 2-3 months at Warwick for key training courses and then periodically to ensure adequate supervision, progress and cross-learning opportunities with other PhD students and academics in Warwick.

Your primary supervisor will be based at the University of Warwick and your second supervisor will be based at the partner organisation(s) in India.

Industry placement

During the last 6-12 months of the writing-up period you may have the opportunity to spend six months with Novo Nordisk, depending on your project topic. This will be spent either at Novo Nordisk headquarters in Copenhagen or Novo Nordisk in India. This is an exciting opportunity for successful candidates to further their future careers.

Annual PhD symposium

You will have the opportunity to attend the annual PhD symposium at the University of Warwick and the STAR PhD symposium at Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Copenhagen. This will give you the chance to present your work to fellow researchers and learn from others.