UKRI-BBSRC Norwich Research Park Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (NRPDTP) PhD Programme
Institution(s): Norwich Research Park (John Innes Centre, Earlham institute, Quadram Institute Biosciences, The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of East Anglia)
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course duration: 4 years
Course start date (2022): 01/10/2022
Number of students admitted to course per annum and number/proportion studying plant health or crop science: ca. 40 admitted per annum, ca. 10 (25%) plant health or crop science
Application deadline(s): (please also note any deadline for applications for funding if different from the deadline for course entry): 22nd November 2021
Admissions criteria: Candidates for the NRPDTP programme must have obtained (or be about to obtain), a First or Upper Second-class UK Honours degree, or qualifications gained outside the UK that are considered to be equivalent. Applicants with a Lower Second-class degree will be considered if they also have a Master’s degree, or have significant research or non-academic experience relevant to the proposed field of research. Studentships awarded based on predicted grades are conditional upon final results. Before admission candidates must also meet the University’s minimum English language requirements. The selection process assesses a candidate’s academic ability, achievement and potential, relevant research experience, initiative and innovation, motivation and commitment to the research project and recognition of development opportunities of the NRPDTP programme.
Type of funding available: Four years stipend, fees and research training support grant. Part-time possible.
Course description: The NRPDTP provides an outstanding, integrated doctoral training programme to maintain and build capacity and capability in the bioscience disciplines and to develop the world-leading researchers, innovators and highly skilled workforce of the future. The NRPDTP training and development programme (https://biodtp.norwichresearchpark.ac.uk/the-programme/training-programme/) is delivered through: * underpinning skills pathway and induction * research skills training and development with supervisory teams * cohort meetings and masterclasses * summer conferences * advanced specialist skills training * preparation for placements * placements * elective advanced research and transferable skills training
Examples of career paths followed by graduates from this course: Academia, Industrial R&D, Central Government, Intellectual Property, Science Communication