University of Dundee

University of Dundee

Life Sciences (PhD Wellcome Programme)

More than 900 staff and research students representing no fewer than 62 different nationalities provides a genuinely global research environment in the heart of Scotland. The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee hosts a prestigious Wellcome Four-Year PhD Training Programme in Molecular and Cellular Biology. This PhD programme, supported by world-renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences, trains the next generation of scientists at the forefront of international science. A wide range of projects are available within this programme crossing exceptional strengths grouped into 3 thematic areas: • Molecular Microbiology, Immunology and Biological Chemistry • Gene Regulation and Signal Transduction • Cell Development and Signalling The School of Life Sciences is proud of its provision of outstanding scientific technologies (Centre for Advanced Technologies) and all students on this programme will receive specialised in-course training aimed at providing the expertise to fully exploit the potential of new technologies. This includes intensive training in areas including advanced light microscopy, proteomics, genomics, data analysis, tissue culture, and cell sorting. Basic bioinformatics training is also integrated into the taught elements. The programme is structured such that students carry out 3 rotations projects (1 in each of the themes above) in the 1st year, prior to selection of the final PhD project in years 2-4. Participation in these rotation projects allows acquisition of practical and theoretical skills in different disciplines, ranging, for example, from structural biology to signal transduction to developmental biology. Additional benefits of this programme include; participation in School-wide retreats, WT cohort specific events, participating in PiCLS- (PhD society) led events and access to a variety of generic skills training.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Please see our website for entry requirements.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time August 2019 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2019 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time November 2019 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time December 2019 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2020 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time March 2020 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2020 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time May 2020 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time June 2020 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time July 2020 - 48 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Gail Guild or Nikki Forbes
Telephone number: 
01382384880