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PhD in Life Sciences (2020 Entry)

Group of life sciences students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: 5-7 years


Study your PhD in the vibrant community of Warwick's School of Life Sciences, ranked 4th in the UK for Bioscience. Pursue both subject-specific and general research expertise on the practical-based PhD in Life Sciences.


This is a practical course based on a single research project, carried out under the training and supervision of one of our Research Leaders. Assessment is by dissertation and oral examination. All students also participate in a programme of transferrable and research skills training.

Being funded for your studies from one of our Doctoral Training Programmes means that certain bespoke training activities are required under that programme. Our School of Life Sciences website offers further information on Postgraduate Research courses and funding.

Find a Supervisor

Research proposal guidance


Areas for PhD supervision

Animal Health and Welfare; Biogeochemical Cycles; Biotechnology; Brain Function and Neuro-Degeneration; Cell Biology; Developmental Systems and Ageing; Environmental Microbiology; Environmental Resource Management and Ecosystems; Epidemiology and Modelling; Food Security; Gene Expression; Genomics and Bioinformatics; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Infectious Disease; Molecular Systems Biology; Molecular Structure and Mechanism; Network Reengineering; Neuroscience; Pathogenesis Mechanisms; Plant Pathology and Entomology; Plant Science; Signalling Pathways; Synthetic Biology.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a Life Sciences related subject

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

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