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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Postgraduate research studentships

The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences offers fully funded postgraduate research studentships to support PhD students each year.

Our PhD studentships are usually attached to a specific research project and cover the cost of tuition fees as well as providing a maintenance stipend. Funding is normally for up to 3 years at the UK Research Council level. Our studentship funding typically comes from the university, Research Councils, or other external organisations through research grants. Some of the funding available is limited to UK residents. Full details of the funding available is provided on the project page.

Project/ Funding Scheme Supervisor Deadline
List of available projects for CONACyT 


Extreme heatwaves and responses in ecosystem climate gases

Prof Mark Trimmer and Dr Ozge Eyice-Broadbent

28th July 2023
Establishing photokinetics studies in the super-resolution regime

Prof Viji Draviamand Dr Chema Martin-Duran

14th July 2023
Membrane shaping in cilia formation and function

Dr Mark van Breugel

15th June 2023
Characterization of the evolution of DNA methylation readers across eukaryotes

Dr Alexandre de Mendoza and Dr Paul Hurd

15th June 2023

We also accept students via the following Doctoral Training Programmes which offer a number of research studentships each year.

Alternative sources of funding for PhD studies

See our fees and funding page for information on scholarship schemes and self-funding a PhD.

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