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BBSRC South West Bioscience

The BBSRC South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP) is led by the University of Bristol, together with the Universities of Bath, Cardiff and Exeter, alongside Rothamsted Research.

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Research themes

The programme particularly aims to provide students with outstanding interdisciplinary research training within the following themes:

  • Advancing the frontiers of bioscience discovery.
  • Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food.
  • Bioscience for an integrated understanding of health.
  • Importantly this research training is also underpinned by transformative technologies, allowing you to expand the boundaries of your research through innovative tools, technologies and approaches.

There are also opportunities to:

  • Apply your research in an industrial setting through our projects with an industrial partner (DTP CASE studentships).
  • Undertake research jointly with some of our core and collaborative partners (Standard DTP studentships with a collaborative partner).
  • Some projects will also offer working with other national/international researchers, as well as fieldwork opportunities.

Partnerships

SWBio DTP studentships are funded by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council). The partnership also includes the following collaborative partners; Marine Biological Association (MBA), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), Swansea University, UCB Pharma, University of the West of England (UWE) and SETsquared Bristol.

These institutions represent a distinctive group of bioscience research staff and students, with established international, national and regional networks, and widely recognised research excellence. As research leaders, we have a strong track record in advancing knowledge through high-quality research and teaching, in partnership with industry and the government.

Find out more

Please visit our DTP website for more details and how to apply

Contact us and indicate your interest in this funding if you want to be kept up-to-date with any further studentships that are published under this scheme.