University of York

University of York

Mechanistic Biology

This programme is a joint White Rose programme between the Universities of York, Leeds, and Sheffield. The BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the very best molecular, chemical and cellular bioscience research across the White Rose Consortium of Universities (Leeds, Sheffield and York) which maps on to the research themes of the BBSRC. Students will benefit from a regional PhD training programme that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to enable students to develop a range of research skills in biological and biochemical areas as well as equip them with core mathematical, data analysis and generic professional skills that are necessary for bioscience research in the coming decades. At York, the White Rose Partnership brings together researchers from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry spanning different research centres (BPSI, CII, CNAP, JBU, YCCS, YESI and YSBL). The programme in mechanistic biology offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in food security, bioenergy and industrial technology and world class bioscience.

Entry requirements

Students applying for this research programme should normally have obtained an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent). Please try to identify a research project that suits you. This is to ensure a proper match between your research interests and your prospective supervisors. We do not encourage applications to more than 1 project however we would encourage informal discussions with different project supervisors to help you decide which project to apply to. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 328546