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Post-graduate training

hard at workThe Department is an outstanding University Centre for research in plant and microbial sciences. It offers unrivalled research and training opportunities in the following areas of plant and microbial science:

  • Bioenergy
  • Cell Biology and Development
  • Crop Improvement and Protection
  • Epidemiology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Systems Biology
  • Mathematical Modelling

We have various opportunities for funding, such as; BBSRC DTP, EPSRC, NERC, AJ Keith Studentship, Lewin Fritsch Studentship, Frank Smart Studentship, Gates Cambridge US & International and Cambridge Trusts as well as the Cambridge Home and EU Scholarships (CHESS)

In addition to the previously mentioned studentships, we welcome applications from applicants outside the UK. Non UK applicants can apply for University wide funding. If you intend to apply for University wide funding, you should proceed directly to the 'Eligibility' section, where links to funding information can be found.

Follow the links on the left to find out about PhD studentships in the Department and how to apply.

For any additional questions, particularly with respect to help for applications from potential students outside the UK and EU, please contact the Graduate Student Administrator on