The South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP) is a BBSRC-funded PhD training programme in the biosciences, delivered by a consortium comprising the Universities of Bristol (lead), Bath, Cardiff, Exeter, and Rothamsted Research. Together, these institutions present a distinctive cadre of bioscience research staff and students, with established international, national and regional networks, and widely recognised research excellence. The aim of the SWBio DTP is to produce highly motivated and excellently trained postgraduates in the BBSRC priority areas of Agriculture & Food Security (AFS) and World-Class Underpinning Bioscience (WCUB). These are growth areas of the biosciences and for which there will be considerable future demand.
The SWBio DTP projects are designed to provide outstanding interdisciplinary training in a range of topics within the bisociences and are supported by training in mathematics and complexity science. Each project will be supervised by an interdisciplinary team of academic staff and will follow a structured training 4 year PhD model.
Applications have now closed for the 2017 cohort.