Fully-Funded Bristol/Swansea BBSRC SWBIO DTP PhD International Studentships in UK, 2020 for PhD


Swansea University is eagerly awaiting applications from outstanding students for its Fully-Funded Bristol/Swansea BBSRC SWBIO DTP PhD International Studentships. This studentship is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).

The purpose of the PhD programme is to develop a new approach to assessing and predicting poor health and welfare in captive fish, with potential application in aquaculture, laboratories, and aquariums to help inform management decisions.

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Fully-Funded Bristol/Swansea BBSRC SWBIO DTP PhD International Studentships in UK, 2020 for PhD Established in 1920, Swansea University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Swansea (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Wales. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Swansea University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Swansea University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 99 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree programme in Stress, aquaculture, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology.
  • Applicants with a Lower Second Class degree will be considered if they also have a Master’s degree or have significant relevant non-academic experience.
  • A minimum of a grade B in A-level Maths or equivalent qualification or experience is required.

Offered Benefits

Swansea University will offer a fully-funded four-year SWBio DTP studentship that will cover:

  • A stipend (at the standard UKRI rate; £15,285 per annum for 2020/21).
  • Research and training costs.
  • Tuition fees (at the standard UKRI rate).
  • Additional funds to support fieldwork, conferences, and a 3-month internship.

Application Process

  • How to Apply: In order to apply for the opportunity s, applicants must take admission in a PhD degree programme at Swansea University. After getting enrolled, go to the SWBio DTP website and click on the Bristol link for application guidance and links to the application form.
  • Supporting Documents: All applications should include a fully completed application form, CV, a transcript of module marks, and two references.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, students must have to check the entry requirements of their chosen program.
  • Language Requirement: The University normally expects the academic and English Language requirements (IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5 in each component) to be met by point of application. For more information go through the English language requirements page.
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