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Cambridge Biosciences DTP PhD Programme

 

                    

 

Applications to join the programme in 2023 are now open

 

Deadline: Thursday, 1st December 2022 at 23:59. Applications must be complete and include both references by this deadline.

There will be approx. 14-18 Standard studentships, 7-9 Targeted studentships and 4 iCase.

For information on programme structure and further details on the different types of studentships (Standard, Targeted and iCase), please click here.

How to Apply

You will need to apply through the University’s Applicant Portal. The course is listed as the BBSRC DTP PhD in Biological Sciences.

Please note that you don’t need to make a separate application if you would like to apply for different type of studentships (i.e. Standard, Targeted, iCase), please specify this on the 'Statement of interest'.  You can apply for both, Targeted and iCase projects, but you can only choose up to 3 projects (i.e. mix of targeted and iCase projects).  Please indicate these in priority order, stating the first choice in the 'Project title' text box, the second and/or third choice(s) in the ‘Statement of Interest’.

Online interviews are expected to take place during the w/c 16 January 2023.

Please be aware that iCase and Targeted applicants may have two interviews, the first will be with a DTP panel and if successful at that stage, there will be a second interview with the iCase and Targeted supervisors in the following days.

Please note that this course is taking part in the University’s Contextual Admissions Pilot, a new selection procedure designed to promote contextualised understanding and to minimise bias. For more information, please see here.

Apply for Standard Studentships

Students initially apply for a BBSRC theme and prior to starting the programme they will select their rotation projects. Candidates will need to specify the BBSRC Research theme(s) in their 'Statement of interest' on the Applicant Portal. In the 'Project title' text box, please add 'No specific project'.

After completing the two rotations, students will be able to select their PhD project. Students will be able to undertake rotations and PhD projects in different Departments and research areas.

Please see the research areas here.

 

Apply for Targeted Studentships

Students applying for a Targeted studentship will need to select from a list of available projects:

Targeted projects for academic year 2023-2024

You may select up to three different targeted projects as part of your application. Please indicate these in priority order, stating the first choice in the 'Project title' text box, the second and/or third choice(s) in the ‘Statement of Interest’.

Apply for iCase Studentships

iCase studentships offer a PhD in a university department with an internship with a known industrial partner connected with the PhD project. There are four iCase studentships available. Students applying for an iCase studentship will need to select from a list of available projects:

iCase projects for academic year 2023-2024

You may select up to three different iCase projects as part of your application. Please indicate these in priority order, stating the first choice in the 'Project title' text box, the second and/or third choice(s) in the ‘Statement of Interest’.

 

Information for International Students

International students (EU and non-EU) are eligible for all Research Council-funded postgraduate studentships, and the Cambridge Biosciences DTP will be able to offer a limited number of studentships to international students.

The Cambridge Biosciences DTP will cover the costs of students visas and health surcharge for any international BBSRC DTP students recruited and will also provide funding to cover both fees and a stipend to support living costs.