Our research spans biological scales - from genes to proteins to whole organisms, populations and ecosystems. We offer PhD projects in a wide range of topics, brought together by our four research themes.
Each year we advertise projects funded by the NERC, BBSRC and MRC as well as industry and charities. All of our projects are advertised on FindaPhD and our current opportunities are listed below.
If you would like to propose your own research project for a PhD, MPhil or MRes, please contact potential supervisors amongst the academic staff.
- Institute of Integrative Biology
- BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership
- NERC Doctoral Training Partnership - Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (NERC ACCE)
- MRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Discovery Medicine North (DiMEN)
- Opportunities for self-funded students
Fully funded (tuition fee, research costs and stipend).
Find out more on the NLD BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership website.
NERC Doctoral Training Partnership - Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (NERC ACCE)
Competitive full funding (tuition fee, research costs and stipend) is available for these projects. Closing date Jan 9, 2018.
Utilizing community ecology to examine environmental niches of Histoplasma capsulatum and explore the significance of the host-environment interface
Dr C. Scantlebury, Prof A J. McCarthy, Dr T. Helgason
MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (Discovery Medicine North - DiMEN)
New projects will be advertised in Autumn 2017.
Find out more on the MRC DiMEN DTP website.
A fees bursary (for all tuition and research fees) may be available under some circumstances.
How to apply
Please follow the specific instructions given for the project on the FindAPhD page.
To discuss any of the available projects, contact the named supervisor.
General information about eligibility and funding
Funding (covering tuition fee, research and training costs and a maintenance stipend) is available to suitably qualified applicants for some projects. A fees bursary may be available under some cicumstances.
Research Council funding (BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC and MRC) is subject to the candidate being eligible under the RCUK residency criteria.