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Overview

The Department of Biology PhD Studentship

 

A 3-year fully funded PhD studentship

Research projects will be advertised in October 2019 for entry in October 2020.   The successful candidate will be required to contribute to departmental teaching by undertaking 30 hours/year demonstrating for Biology practicals.

 

 

Studentships

Studentships

Studentship: One 3-year fully funded PhD studentship will be available for entry in October 2020. To be considered you will need to select a suitable project from the list that will be advertised in October 2019 and submit an application through the University of York online system. Please check the 'How to apply' tab before submitting your application. 

Value: The studentship is fully funded by the Department of Biology and covers: (i) a tax-free annual stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£15,000 estimated for 2020 entry), (ii) research costs, and (iii) tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.

Eligibility: UK and EU students only.

Entry requirements: Students with, or expecting to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply. Please check the 'How to apply' tab for further details.

Shortlisting: Applicants are normally notified if they have been selected for interview in the last week of January each year.

Interviews: The interviews will take place at the University of York in the beginning of February 2020. Video interviews can be arranged if absolutely necessary. Candidates will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation prior their interview by an academic panel.

Queries: If you have any queries about a specific project, please contact the appropriate project supervisors, their emails can be found on our academic staff list. If you have any queries related to the application process please contact our Biology Admissions Office biol-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk

Available projects

Available Projects

The next round of projects will be advertised in October 2019 for 2020 entry. 

SupervisorsProject TitleResearch Area

 

 

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cancer / Oncology, Cell Biology / Development, Immunology, Medical / Clinical Science, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience / Neurology, Pharmacology / Toxicology

   

Bioinformatics, Evolution, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Virology

    Agricultural Sciences, Bioinformatics, Evolution, Genetics, Microbiology
    Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology 
     Botany/ Plant Science, Molecular Biology, Genetics
   

 Immunology, Parasitology, Cell Biology / Development, Molecular Biology

     Biochemistry, Cell Biology/Development, Genetics, Molecular Biology
   

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Botany/Plant sciences, Biotechnology

Please check the 'How to apply' tab before submitting your application.

How to apply

Before you apply

Applications are made via our "Select" (our University's Online Application Service). Your application can be completed in stages as our online system allows you to save your progress and come back later to finish it. We do not require you to provide a sample of written work.

Academic requirements

Students applying for this research programme should normally have obtained an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).

Eligibility

Only UK and EU students are eligible to apply.

Selecting a project

Projects will be advertised in October 2019 for 2020 entry.

Applying

Applications will open in October 2019 for 2020 entry.

After you apply

Once your application has been received, it will be assessed by the appropriate project supervisors. You might be asked to take part in a telephone or skype interview to discuss your suitability for the project. The strongest applications will be then forwarded to the Selection Panel for shortlisting. If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for a formal interview where you will be required to make a 10 minute presentation to the panel. The interviews will take place at the University of York on a date to be confirmed.  Video interviews can be arranged if absolutely necessary. You will be notified as soon as possible after the interview dates whether your application has been successful, placed on a reserve list, or unsuccessful. If you are successful, you will be required to confirm your intention to accept the studentship within 10 days.

If you have any queries related to the application process please contact our Biology Admissions Office biol-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk

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