Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

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 your future career, whether in academia, industry, science policy and communication, education or beyond. You will also become part of a diverse community that exchanges ideas and experiences within and across student groups.

To find out more about our programme, the information from our virtual Open Day is now available.

Round 2 of recruitment is now closed. Please register your details here to be updated of our future recruitment plans.

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.

 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:


What to expect

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946