University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Biology

The School admits about 25 PhD students each year. Several of these are BBSRC funded. Any person with a good first degree from a recognised British, British Commonwealth or foreign University can be admitted to postgraduate studies. Students with qualifications equivalent to a degree may also apply for admission. The School of Biology at St Andrews comprises 55 academic staff, 95 postdoctoral researchers and over 100 postgraduate students. You will have the opportunity to undertake a research degree in your chosen subject area within a School where research interests span the breadth of biological science. Interdisciplinary studies are fostered by research centres in co-operation with other university schools.

Sponsorship information

Research programmes at the school are well funded through a variety of sources: BBSRC; NERC; ESRC; The Leverhulme Trust; The Royal Society; the Scottish Executive; the European Commission. Admits 25 to 30 PhD students each year, many of whom are NERC, or BBSRC funded; research council studentships cover subsistence, and fees, for UK students, and European Union nationals (who have resided in the UK for at least 3 years for education purposes). They cannot be used to support non-European students; limited number of University of St Andrews studentships are available for outstanding candidates from any country, however, in view of the intense competition for these awards, prospective overseas students are strongly advised to seek their own financial support. Also available: entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Santander 600 scholarships; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary; Spragge Conservation scholarship.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,300 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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