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PhD in Mechanistic Biology

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Full time | University of York | 4 years | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


4 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Biology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council-funded Doctoral Training Partnership and its strategic application brings together world-class molecular and cellular bioscience centres at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and York.

By mapping on to the research themes of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, you'll benefit from a regional doctoral training programme that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to enable you to develop a range of research skills in biological and biochemical areas as well as equip you with core mathematical, data analysis and generic professional skills that are necessary for bioscience research in the coming decades.

At York, the White Rose DTP brings together researchers from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry spanning different research centres:

  • Biological Physical Sciences Institute
  • Centre for Novel Agricultural Products
  • Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis
  • York Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis
  • York Structural Biology Laboratory
  • York Environmental Sustainability Institute
  • York Biomedical Research Institute

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Entry requirements

You need to gain, at least an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this programme we welcome applications if your background is in any biological, chemical, or physical science or mathematics and are interested in using your skills in addressing biological questions.