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Biology and Zoology Postgraduate Research

We offer research degree opportunities across a range of biology and zoology areas. We make an impact in plant and microbial biology, ecology, and modelling, evidence and policy.

We've developed a system of measuring impact forest fragmentation has on animal species. This helps to inform conservation and restoration efforts.

Funded studentships for our science PhDs and other research degrees

We have a variety of funded PhD studentships available that you can apply for. Funding is available from the Natural Environment Research Council. There's some doctoral training partnerships we're involved with.

BBSRC DTP: Smart Materials for Equipment-Free Surveillance of Plant Viruses (Newcastle, Liverpool). Deadline: 9 January 2023. Find out more.

Exploring the role of vitamin transport in insect models of disease vector biology. Deadline: 9 January 2023. Find out more.

Exploring essential nutrient transport in animal-microbe symbiosis. DeadlineL 9 January 2023. Find out more

Role of bacterial exopolysaccharide in the maintenance of healthy human gut bacteria. Deadline: 9 January 2023. Find out more.

Understanding enzyme surface kinetics via high content screening methodology. Deadline: 30 November 2022. Find out more

MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Characterising Human Milk Oligosaccharides in Breast Milk and their Degradation by Bifidobacterium species. Deadline: 13 January 2023. Find out more

Engineering and de novo design of CO2 metabolism in engineered microbial consortia as the next generation platform to produce high value chemicals. Deadline: 9 January 2023. Find out more

Sustainable bioconversion of CO2 to industrially valuable solvents. Deadline: 5 December 2022. Find out more

IAFRI-funded: Smart Materials for Plant Health: Passive Monitoring of Viruses and Viral Vectors. Deadline: 31 January 2023. Find out more.

Find out more about our funded PhD studentships