PhD student in Animal and Plant Sciences


On this page you can find out about PhD opportunities currently available in Animal and Plant Sciences. Click on a project title below, or view funded PhD opportunities available through one of the Centres for Doctoral Training that our staff contribute to.

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Some of the projects in the list below come with specific funding (eg, from a research council or Centre for Doctoral Training) to cover your tuition fees and living expenses. If you apply and are selected for one of these projects, you will be automatically awarded the funding.

If a project does not come with specific funding, that does not mean that there is no funding available. We have several scholarship schemes that you may be able to apply for after you have submitted your application. We also accept applications from students who are applying for funding from other sources, or have funding already.

You can find out about scholarships on the following webpage:

Once you have identified a potential project and supervisor, please complete the University's postgraduate online application form to apply. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should state this in the form. You should also include any information you have about funding that you are applying for separately, or that you have in place already. It is a good idea to contact the supervisor of any PhD opportunity you want to apply for, before you submit your application.

Postgraduate online application form

Centres for Doctoral Training

Many funded PhD opportunities are available through the Centres for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnerships that our staff contribute to. Visit the webpages for these centres to find out more about their projects.

Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment
– UK and EU applicants only

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
– UK, EU and international applicants

Leverhulme Centre for Advanced Biological Modelling
– UK, EU and international applicants

Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation – coming soon

Do you have your own idea for a project?

Find a potential supervisor by visiting our research webpages. Contact a member of academic staff to find out about PhD opportunities in their area.


Current projects

Scroll down to view PhD projects in Animal and Plant Sciences, or use the search function if you are looking for a particular topic.