Why study with us?

The SWBio DTP offers:

A world-class scientific network

Project clarity and flexibility

Targeted research training

The first taught year includes both taught elements and rotation projects:

  • Our taught units aim to provide outstanding training in statistics and bioinformatics and understanding the role of science in society, business and industry. We also provide generic skills training units to prepare our students for a better professional career in both a research and non-research environment.
  • The two rotation projects provide the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge and experience in your research area and experimental techniques. These will contribute to your main PhD project and will help you gain confidence and accelerate your development to an accomplished researcher.

The first year is a recognised MRes, providing an exit award should this be required.

Increased employability by internship placements

All SWBio DTP students undertake a three-month PIPS (Professional Internships for PhD Students) outside of academia as part of their studies. This is a fantastic opportunity to deploy your doctoral training skills in a range of trial career opportunities, either in the UK or abroad. We have access to an impressive portfolio of high quality internship opportunities to provide you with a valuable and informative career development experience.

The opportunity to live and study in the South West

Hear what some of our students say.

Our Director tells you more about the programme.