Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) covers a wide range of disciplines.

Disciplines

Disciplines covered by the BBSRC include:

  • agriculture and food sciences
  • animal sciences
  • biochemistry and cell biology
  • biomolecular sciences
  • engineering and biological systems
  • genes and developmental biology
  • plant and microbial sciences

Eligibility

Prospective students should usually have a first or upper second-class Honours degree. The BBSRC will also consider exceptional applicants with a second-class Honours degree who have progressed to obtain excellent grades in a Master's degree.

Applying

The BBSRC awards Doctoral Training Grants directly to universities, rather than students.

Therefore candidates should not apply to BBSRC, but rather should indicate that they wish to be considered for a BBSRC studentship either on their postgraduate application form or when contacting the School or staff about a PhD position

Further information on BBSRC Doctoral Training Grants, and the departments which currently hold funding for awards to students can be found on the BBSRC website.


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