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Joint PhD with Singapore

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Programme description

The Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK and the A*STAR Institutes, Singapore, are offering a number of prestigious international PhD studentships for outstanding applicants, commencing in September 2012.

The 4 year PhD Programme will require successful applicants to split their time between the Faculty of Life Sciences in Manchester and the relevant research institute in Singapore. It is anticipated that this will involve two year periods in both Manchester and Singapore. The final PhD degree awarded will be by The University of Manchester.


The Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester comprises 250 independent research groups, and is one of the largest and best biology research groupings in Europe. The Faculty's research encompasses the entire spread of life sciences from the molecule to cell to organism to population.

The Faculty occupies a series of superb new buildings, each of which incorporates an enviable collection of equipment core facilities. These include analytical research facilities, bioimaging facility, bioinformatics facility, biomolecular analysis and mass spectrometry facilities, microarray facility, botanical experimental grounds, electron microscopy facility, fermentation facility, flow cytometry facility, histology facility, mammalian transgenic technologies facility, nuclear magnetic resonance facility, and x-ray crystallography facility.

 The Institutes based in Singapore are all part of A*STAR and offer outstanding research environments and facilities.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: