Biosciences: Fully funded Exeter/Swansea (BBSRC SWBio DTP) PhD Studentship
Swansea university

Biosciences: Fully funded Exeter/Swansea (BBSRC SWBio DTP) PhD Studentship

United Kingdom 07 Dec 2020


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Award or Grant Description $$  full cost of uk tuition fees, plus a stipend

Biosciences: Fully funded Exeter/Swansea (BBSRC SWBio DTP) PhD Studentship: Novel epigenetic markers of embryo quality to improve fish domestication

Eligibility Criteria

Academic criteria

Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology. Applicants with a Lower Second Class degree will be considered if they also have a Master’s degree or have significant relevant non-academic experience.

In addition, due to the strong mathematical component of the taught course in the first year and the quantitative emphasis in our projects, a minimum of a grade B in A-level Maths or an equivalent qualification or experience is required.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements (IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5 in each component) to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –

Equivalent qualifications/experience

Physics A-level (grade B and above). Undertaking units as part of your degree that have a significant mathematical component (significant mathematical component examples include; maths, statistics, bioinformatics).

Applicants must ensure they highlight their Maths background within their application and to upload any supporting evidence.

Residence criteria

Fully funded studentships are available for Home students.

International and EU students are eligible to apply for these studentships but should note that they may have to pay the difference between the home UKRI fee and the institutional international student fee.

For further details about home status and international eligibility, please visit the SWBio website.

Offered Benefits

A fully funded four-year SWBio DTP studentship will cover:

  • a stipend (at the standard UKRI rate; £15,285 per annum for 2020/21)
  • research and training costs
  • UK tuition fees (at the standard UKRI rate)
  • additional funds to support fieldwork, conferences and a 3-month internship

Application Process

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