There are many different areas of synthetic biology in which you can do a PhD. For further information about the types of project available in WISB, please contact us or any of the academic members of the Centre for further information.

You can apply for a funded PhD position via a number of routes, as outlined below.  Overseas students are also welcome at WISB. Please contact us for further information about the Centre and the postgraduate office to make an application.

Synthetic Biology CDT (SynBio CDT)


SynBio CDT is a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick offering 4-year PhD studentships in the field of Synthetic Biology. The programme combines the fundamental understanding of biological systems with the principles of bioengineering and is designed for students with both physical and life science backgrounds.

Recruiting now for October 2018 entry. 

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Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.

PhD Studentship projects are focussed in research areas such as food security, bio-energy and industrial biotechnology, and use interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to biology.

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WISB has been funded by the above bodies