Postgraduate Level Courses in Plant Pathology
We often get enquiries about PhD opportunities in Plant Pathology. In the UK the main funder of such research is the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC) and the majority of their opportunities are managed through twelve Doctoral Training Partnerships:
All of the DTPs include Agriculture and Food Security as a priority area so all are likely to have projects in the general area of Plant Pathology. Some of these partnerships recruit to a general program, with students selecting their PhD projects after starting, others recruit to specific projects or project areas from the start, so you need to be aware of the sorts of specialisms for each DTP when you apply to ensure it will cover the sorts of things you are interested in. Each DTP manages its recruitment in a slightly different way, but in general, projects or programs are advertised each autumn, with application deadlines from Late November onwards, to commence PhDs the following September.