PhD studentships

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 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.

BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership 

This call has now closed.

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)

This call is now closed.

Find out more on the NERC ACCE DTP website.


MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership 

This call has now closed.

Find out more on the MRC DiMeN DTP website.


CASE Unilever Studentship 

This call has now closed.

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 circumstances.

Research Council funding (BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC and MRC) is subject to the candidate being eligible under the RCUK residency criteria.