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Postgraduate Admissions


The Oliver Gatty PhD Studentship for full-time study and research training in the fields of Biophysical and Colloid Science is open to graduates in the broad area of biophysics. The Studentship is tenable for up to four years, commencing on 1st October 2021.

Candidates should identify a supervisor and agree on a proposed course of research before making an application. A list of Department websites and courses can be found through the Postgraduate Admissions website,

Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject.

Funding: A stipend (currently £18,500 pa) will be provided for up to 4 years. This funding covers the University Composition Fee, Maintenance and consumables. The studentship is open to both UK citizens or EU students who meet the UK residency requirements for Home fees, and international (including EU) candidates.

Application process:

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV (max two pages) to the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator The deadline for applications is 30th April 2021.

You must also ensure that your 2 academic referees have provided their references directly to the same email address by the deadline date.

The online application form can be accessed via this link:

Amongst other information, you will be asked to provide the details of your potential supervisor, a brief summary of your research proposal and full contact details for 2 academic referees.

To be considered the online application form, your CV and 2 academic references must be received by 30th April 2021.

Please note, if you are successful, you will then need to apply to the University using the Applicant Portal:, and fulfil all of the University entry requirements.

Please direct any questions to the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator at

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

If you have questions about the application process please email

Please quote reference PH26165 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Key Information

Department of Biochemistry

Reference: PH26165

Dates and deadlines:

Friday, 26 March, 2021
Closing Date
Friday, 30 April, 2021