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Thank you for your interest in applying for a PhD in the School of Life Sciences.

Please read and follow the information below before continuing with your pre-application.  For any enquires please contact

Our PhD programmes each have different eligibility criteria.  Please ensure that you meet the criteria for your chosen programme before you apply. Further details on eligible nationalities for our different programmes are described on our eligibility page. Please note that any application received that does not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

Academic Qualifications: Candidates for studentships must hold qualifications equivalent to a first or upper second-class honours degree from a UK academic institution. Qualifications, or a combination of qualifications and experience, which demonstrate equivalent ability and attainment will also be considered. For example, a 2(ii) degree may be enhanced by the acquisition of a Masters degree.

Please take note of the application deadlines, which are specified below and on individual programme pages.

We encourage potential applicants to provide as much information as possible to support their application (taking note of the word limits that apply).  This enables potential supervisors and Programme committee members to assess your application to its full potential.  Applications with poorly completed details are unlikely to be taken forward.

Following shortlisting and interview, successful applicants will be asked to submit a formal application to the University.

We are currently only accepting applications for the following programmes/projects - 

BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Programme, closing date Thursday, 16th December 2021

Applications are open for our EASTBIO programme, before you apply, you must contact potential supervisors to discuss the project you are considering. You will find more details on this programme, including full information on how to apply and the projects being offered on our EASTBIO page.

Wellcome 4-Year PhD Programme in Integrated Molecular, Cellular and Translational Biology, closing date Friday, 7th January 2022

To apply for a place on our Wellcome funded PhD Programme, candidates are asked to complete the following online form.

Wellcome Pre-Application form 2022 Entry

Please ensure that you provide full answers, applications that are poorly completed or lacking information are unlikely to be taken forward, if you wish to view the questions in advance, a pdf copy can be found on the right hand side of this page. More details on the programme can be found here

China Scholarship Council Programme, closing date Monday, 17th January 2022

To apply for a place on the CSC programme, candidates are asked to complete the following online form

CSC Pre-Application form 2022 Entry

This programme is open to Chinese Nationals, more details on the programme can be found here

EN & MN Lindsay Scholarship

Two projects are available under this Scholarship with different closing dates, please see the projects page for more information.

To apply for a EN & MN Lindsay funded project, candidates are asked to complete the following online form

SLS PhD Programmes Pre-Application form 2022 Entry