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MRes in Synthetic Biology

MPhil/PhD

EngD

MRes in Synthetic Biology

This MRes programme aims to train students in the fast-growing area of synthetic biology, a discipline which takes the knowledge and understanding we now have of the individual parts of biological systems and uses them in a defined way to design and build novel artificial biological systems.

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MPhil/PhD

The department offers a range of research degree opportunities; many supported by EPSRC awards, and by industrial sponsors. Typically eight to ten new PhD positions are offered each year. The projects draw upon the expertise within the department and the multidisciplinary research linkages of the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering. 

Many of the PhD projects are collaborative with leading bioindustry companies. These external links, and close involvement with the Centre’s research team, provide the foundation for producing much sought after doctoral graduates.

Apply now through PRISM online, providing both a CV and a personal statement to indicate your areas of research interest.

Entry requirements

We accept all relevant sciences or engineering degrees equivalent to a UK BSc or MEng at a 2:1 or above, or to a UK MSc pass.

Fees

EPSRC studentships are available to EU and UK applicants. Full maintenance (stipend) is available only to UK or EU students resident in the UK for the 4 years prior to starting the programme. Fees are paid by EPSRC. Maintenance comes with London weighting.

Find our more about the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies here

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EngD

The department has been selected as the recipient of an annual EPSRC-supported allocation of ten Bioprocess Leadership Engineering Doctorates. Each EngD programme is of four calendar years’ duration; with up to half of the time spent with the host company which also sponsors the researcher. This gives the researchers unprecedented opportunities to explore novel science and engineering in a process and business context relevant to future leadership roles in the bioindustry. 

Given the levels of company sponsorship negotiated by the department the stipends received by the EngD researchers are, in many cases, equivalent to graduate starting salaries in industry.

Apply now through PRISM online, providing both a CV and a personal statement to indicate your areas of research interest.

Entry Requirements:
We accept all relevant sciences or engineering degrees equivalent to a UK BSc or MEng at a 2:1 or above, or to a UK MSc pass.

EPSRC studentships are available to EU and UK applicants. Full maintenance (stipend) is available only to UK or EU students resident in the UK for the 3 years prior to starting the programme. Fees are paid by EPSRC. Maintenance comes with London weighting.

Find out more about the EngD Centre here

Apply for an EngD Now