Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

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.



Please note: the deadline for applications for the 2019 academic year is noon on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

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, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy 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.

Applications for NPIF Studentship

Applications are currently open for the following National Productivity Investment Fund studentship: Data driven enzyme design for bioprocess applications: New approaches to 3-D structure and property analysis.

This four year fully funded opportunity is available to UK or EU citizens who meet the residency requirements of the BBSRC and are available to start before December 31st 2018.

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How to apply to the DTP


Available PhD projects


About the DTP Programme




Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946