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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 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.

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

Tricia Cohen Prize Studentship, closing date 30th November 2021

To apply for the inaugural Tricia Cohen Prize Studentship, candidates are asked to submit a CV with the names and contact details of three referees, and a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining why you have chosen to apply to the particular laboratory and project being offered, to Please check the programme page for more details.