Our Non-clinical Studentships are suitable for those with degrees in a wide range of scientific disciplines. Applications for studentships beginning in 2018 will open in Autumn 2017.
Duration and Stipend
The Studentships are of four years duration. The standard entry requirement for PhD study is a first or upper second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject.
The annual stipend is £19,000 per year. The Studentships also cover University PhD fees (UK/EU rates only) and running expenses will also be provided. Where international student fees are payable, please provide evidence with your application of how the shortfall will be covered (circa £16,000 per annum).
We invite applications from recent graduates or final year undergraduates who have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. A related Master’s degree would be an advantage.
For applicants whose first language is not English, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note the IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years. If your IELTS or TOEFL expires before the start of your programme, you will need to take another official English test before we can issue you with a CAS for your visa application. This is a requirement of the UK Border Agency. We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall [or TOEFL (paper) 577, TOEFL (internet) 90]. Each component of the English test should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5 in all components, TOEFL (paper 527, internet 72).