south coast biology doctoral training partnership (bbsrc)

south coast biology doctoral training partnership (bbsrc)

United Kingdom 04 Jan 2021
University of Kent

University of Kent

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Scholarship value

These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, £15,285 in 2020/21 (2021/22 rate to be announced), tuition fees at the home rate and access to further research funding.


Application deadline: Midnight, Monday 4 January 2021

For more information about the application procedure visit


UKRI has updated their eligibility criteria  for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships for 2021/22 academic year. Both home and international students will be eligible for the full award funding (stipend to support living costs and fees at research institutions UK rate).

Candidates should have a BSc/MSci 2:1 and/or Masters (MSc or MRes) at Merit/Distinction level (>60%) and/or evidence of significant relevant professional experience equivalent to Master’s level. SoCoBio welcomes applications from candidates with sustained experience beyond their undergraduate degree level that is specifically relevant to biosciences research. This includes students with degrees in science or engineering-disciplines outside of biology.

UK residential conditions:

  • Be a UK National (meeting UKRI residency requirements ), or
  • Have settled status, or
  • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirement) or
  • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

If you are applying as an overseas student (this includes EU nationals), Kent will waive the difference between the Home and Oversea fees.

More criteria and requirements for applicants can be found here .

Further details

Covers a wide range of disciplines, including biomolecular sciences, genetics, developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, animal sciences, plant sciences, neurobiology and psychology, human diet and health, biomaterials science, soil science and related areas of engineering.

How to apply

PhD projects with supervisors at Kent as part of the South Coast Biology Doctoral Training Partnership (SoCoBio) can be found here .

It is strongly advised to contact potential supervisors to discuss your application or contact Colin and Jenny for information before applying:

Prof Colin Robinson:

Dr Jenny Tullet:

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