Graduate School

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

We offer talented graduates the opportunity to engage in the globally recognised research environment of The University of Nottingham.

Advances in the biosciences offer genuine opportunities to focus on the world-wide challenges such as food security, new sources of energy and the development of sustainable sources for chemical products.


Our training programme is fashioned to the individual needs of the student to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and experience they need to take them through their PhD journey and beyond into academic and other career opportunities.

Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Biotechnology, Biofuels and the Bioeconomy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms).

Students on the programme will spend time in the labs on three mini-projects to give a wide variety of experience and skills before starting work on their PhD project.

How to apply to the DTP

Female students in a laboratory


Available PhD projects



About the DTP Programme





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The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400

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