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The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Plant Sciences


Applicants seeking to join the SBS DTP programme in 2021 should apply to the Department of Plant Sciences in the first instance, in advance of the University Funding Deadline (7th January 2021). Details of potential project titles and summaries have been compiled and there are several ways to search:

The Department will assess and select eligible applicants for each programme and submit for consideration, if an initial Departmental evaluation and interview are successful.  More details of funding opportunities are available.  Application procedures can be found here.

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