Applications now open: Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme


The Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership is led by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and NBIC, and offers fully funded, four-year PhD studentships that are aligned to strategic priorities supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). This training programme is designed to provide you with the skills and experience you need to be successful in your PhD journey and beyond.

Applications for the 2021 standard programme will open at the end of November 2020, and for the CASE programme in March 2021.

If you would like to find out more about the Nottingham BBSRC DTP and how to apply, please register for an Applicant Information Webinar.


The programme


Thanks to £15m of funding awarded by the BBSRC, the Universities of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent are able offer this innovative four-year doctoral training programme that will provide you with world-class training in biotechnology and bioscience. 

The programme offers a wide range of skills development opportunities to prepare you for a range of careers, whether in academia, industry, science policy and communication, education or beyond. You will also become part of a community that exchanges ideas and experiences within and across student groups.

On the standard DTP programme, you will work alongside your peers for the first six months of your studies, splitting your time between high-level training and laboratory rotations. You will also take part in a three-month professional internship placement during your third year. You can find out about the industrial studentships here.

You can undertake your PhD in one of nine academic schools at the University of Nottingham, and seven departments at NTU, with many students opting to take part in multidisciplinary projects across multiple DTP partners or schools.