Research course

Systems Biology

University of Warwick · Department of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering, plus A-level Mathematics

Months of entry


Course content

Areas for PhD supervision include:

Cutting Edge Analytical Technologies for Systems Biology Research; Bioinformatics; Statistical Approaches to Analysing and Modelling Biological Processes; Computational Modelling and Simulations; Computational Neuroscience; Data Science; Machine Learning; Medical Systems Biology; Plant Systems Biology; Spatial Systems Biology; Cell Signalling; Cell Mechanics.

"The Systems Biology Centre provided me with a multidisciplinary, collaborative research environment during my PhD. With a number of subject matter experts in various domains, you are quickly exposed to a large range of disciplines and approaches to solving scientific problems. These experiences left me well prepared to join the pharmaceutical industry, having experience with cross-domain collaborations and the challenges of organising multi-institutional research programs."

-Jason Piper, PhD student

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    PhD follows taught MSc in systems biology

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585