Research course

Synthetic Biology (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)

University of Bristol · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

At least an upper second-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in physical sciences (eg engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics) or life sciences (eg biology, biochemistry, microbiology, plant sciences, medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences).

Months of entry


Course content

The Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Warwick. It offers a four-year training programme leading to a PhD. The programme is designed for students with both physical and life sciences backgrounds.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

In total, 18 four-year studentships (for UK/EU students) are available across the three institutions each year, of which six are available at Bristol.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Professor Claire Grierson, Associate Director
+44 (0) 117 394 1316