The SWBio DTP offers:
Strong collaborations already exist between these institutions including the Great Western Four (GW4) alliance and the South West Food Security and Land Research Alliance. As well as a number of other Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres including the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWWDTP), the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (NERC GW4+ DTP) and the Water informatics: Science and Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training (WISE).
In addition, a number of our PhD projects are cross-institutional, building further on the expertise and resources of each partner. Significant recent investment within each institution has provided outstanding facilities and an excellent training environment for our students.
- You will be recruited directly to a broad PhD project rather than to a programme.
- You will have two rotations in the first year, in which you will gain experience in different research groups and techniques relating to your project. Towards the end of the first year this experience may be used to refine the direction of your project which continues through the remaining three years.
This system retains maximal time for your research studies while also allowing your developing research interests to steer the direction of your project.
Our taught units aim to provide you with outstanding training in bioinformatics, statistics and understanding the impact of your research in society, business and industry. We also provide generic skills training units to prepare you for a better professional career in both a research and non-research environment.
The two rotation projects provide you with 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.
We have access to an impressive portfolio of high quality placement opportunities to provide you with a valuable and informative career development experience.
Our programme endeavours to develop a strong cohort feel between students ensuring a great life both in and out of the lab.
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