Molecular Plant Sciences

Postgraduate studentships

Information about research projects, funding sources and making an application.

Molecular Plant Sciences has over 30 PhD students working in different areas of plant and fungal biology, often in collaboration with other institutes in Edinburgh or elsewhere.

Training of PhD students is underpinned by the Edinburgh Graduate School of Biology and by the PhD student and researcher society BioDocSoc. The School of Biological Sciences is also a member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (EastBio), which provides further opportunities for training, networking and work placements.

A number of fully-funded studentships are awarded each year. These include 4-year BBSRC and Industrial CASE studentships.

Research projects

If you would like to discuss a potential research project, please contact potential supervisors directly.

Academic Staff and Principal Investigators

Eligibility and funding

The Institute has access to studentships funding from a number of sources, including UK research councils, University of Edinburgh and charities. To discuss which funding source would be appropriate for you, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator below or potential supervisors.

Applications from candidates with independent support are also welcome.


Futher information on applying to do postgraduate research with us is available from the School of Biological Sciences.


Please contact us with questions. We welcome application and administrative enquiries.

Graduate School

  • School of Biological Sciences

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