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PhD Synthetic and Systems Biology / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
48 Months Full Time
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold (or be about to obtain) a minimum 2:1 bachelor's degree (or overseas equivalent), in a relevant discipline, plus a master's degree or extensive research experience. Applicants can be internal or external to The University of Manchester.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Visit the online application form on the University website.

The deadline for submissions is 12 January 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview, indicative dates are week commencing 10 February 2020. Please ensure you are available on this date.

All Chinese nationals should apply via Tsinghua University. For further details please contact Ms Anqi (Ann) Peng at Tsinghua University. 

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme overview

Play a key role in developing sustainable, bio-economy solutions to address current and future global challenges - all while broadening your horizons with an incredible opportunity to study abroad.
  • Embrace the challenge of living abroad in one of the world's most famous cities.
  • Form part of a talented cohort seeking to address sustainable development challenges through research in bio-economy solutions, and choose from a range of projects spanning synthetic and systems biology.
  • Develop a global perspective and international fluency to benefit your future development, opening the door to exciting new job opportunities.


Fees at both institutions are covered as part of the studentship package, and other fantastic funding opportunities include an annual stipend at the minimum Research Councils UK rate (around £15,000 for 2019/20) that will be paid to students while in Manchester, and a commensurate stipend while at Tsinghua.

Contact details

Department of Chemistry
Contact name
Samantha Hickson

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