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BBSRC 4-year PhD Programme in Biosciences


The University of Cambridge are offering up to 30 four-year BBSRC funded studentships starting in October 2015. A wide range of projects is available across 20 world-class departments and research institutes under the broad themes of:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy
  • Bioscience for Health
  • World Class Underpinning Bioscience

The six months are spent completing tailored training courses and two laboratory rotations, before progressing to a PhD. An exciting element of the programme is a three month internship to gain experience in a non-academic environment

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014

UK and EEA Students who have, or are expecting to attain at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in relevant biological subjects, are invited to apply. The interdisciplinary nature of many of the projects available and the training modules means that we also welcome applications from students with physical science and mathematical backgrounds who are interested in using their skills in addressing biological questions.

For full details of the programme and how to apply please go to :