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.


 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 Agriculture and 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.

We are currently recruiting for students in the IBB area, for Agriculture and Food Security based at Rothamsted, and for iCASE studentships. The deadline for both schemes is Thursday 4th April 2019.

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