PhD Synthetic and Systems Biology / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
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
Apply online  

You should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.

We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y N N N

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.

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Fees

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.

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Contact details

Department
Department of Chemistry
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9279
Email
Website
https://www.synthetic-biology-dual-phd.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty

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