BBSRC South West Bioscience
The South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP) is a BBSRC-funded PhD training programme in the biosciences, delivered by a consortium comprising of the Universities of Bristol (lead), Bath, Cardiff and Exeter and Rothamsted Research.
Together, these institutions present a distinctive cadre of bioscience research staff and students with established international, national and regional networks and widely recognised research excellence.
The partnership has a strong track record in advancing knowledge through high-quality research and teaching in partnership with industry and government.
The SWBio DTP aims to provide students with excellent cross-disciplinary research training in line with the current BBSRC strategy. Our students will be exposed to the expertise of all the partners by visiting / using their facilities, taking part in joint conferences, workshops and taught modules. To further the collaboration between the partnership, cross-institutional PhD projects will be featured that that benefit from the expertise of each partner.
Students will enrol on a structured training programme that includes common taught course units and lab rotations in Year one, a research project in Years two to four, and extended skills training throughout all four years. There is also a compulsory three-month professional placement (internship) outside of their area of academic expertise in Years two or three.
At Cardiff University, the following BBSRC studentships are currently available: