What we offer
Thanks to £15m of funding awarded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Universities of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent are able offer this innovative four-year doctoral training programme that will provide you with world-class training in biotechnology and bioscience.
We offer a wide range of skills development opportunities to prepare you for a range of careers, whether in academia, industry, science policy and communication, education or beyond. You will also become part of a community that exchanges ideas and experiences within and across student groups.
On our standard DTP programme, you will work alongside your peers for the first six months of your studies, splitting your time between high-level training and laboratory rotations. You will also take part in a three-month professional internship placement during your third year. We also offer industry-linked PhD studentships.
If you would like to find out more about our programme from the DTP team, please register your interest for one of our applicant information webinars.
You can undertake your PhD in one of nine academic schools at the University of Nottingham, and seven departments at NTU, with many students opting to take part in multidisciplinary projects across multiple DTP partners or schools. The schools working in collaboration with our programme are:
At the University of Nottingham:
At Nottingham Trent University:
What to expect