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Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Development of computational methods to investigate bacterial metabolism.

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A first or 2.1 degree in biochemistry or related discipline and have a strong foundation in computer programming
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Applicants should submit the following:

1.Click here to download the research student application form

2.Submit scanned copies of your degree certificates (e.g. undergraduate and/or Masters degree certificates) and transcripts.

3.Submit scanned copies of your English language requirements, if applicable. If your first language is not English, we will require  evidence that you have the necessary language skills to fulfil    the requirements of the award.  

4.Submit scanned copies of your passport and previous UK visas (for International applicants only).

5.Cover letter outlining your motivations for applying for this studentship.

6.CV with relevant skills and experience.

The closing date for applications is Midnight on 20th December 2018.  

Interviews will be held at our City Campus on 20th January 2019 to shortlisted candidates 

Applicants should apply through Leeds Beckett graduate school: Researchadmissions@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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The studentship will have:

  • A stipend of £14,777 paid monthly (amount conditional as offered) and exempt from UK Income Tax and National Insurance
  • The fees are paid as part of the award

Length of Studentship

The PhD studentship is for a period of 3 years full-time study. Annual renewal will be subject to satisfactory progress through Confirmation of Registration and Progression Meetings. 

Start date and Induction

The start date of the studentship is February 2019. 

Successful candidate will attend a University Induction Day on  Monday 4th February at Leeds Beckett University.

Part of the Research Culture:

We expect our research students to be an integral part of the research culture of the School, contributing to seminars and conferences, perhaps to projects, and generally engaging in the exchange of ideas. Associated with this, all research students undertake a University research-training programme. 

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Prospective students from outside of the UK and EU who wish to apply to study at Leeds Beckett University will be required to make up the difference annually between the UK/EU fees to be paid by the University of £4,260 and overseas’ fees of £12,500.

The fee difference must be paid prior to starting. Overseas applicants must refer to the UKVI regulations on studying in the UK and contact Research Admissions - telephone: +44 (0)113 812 5385 before submitting.

On application you will need to provide evidence of a minimum International English Language Testing System Grade 7.0 (IELTS 7.0) with no individual sub-score below 6.5. In the instances where a student does not have an IELTS, we will consider TOEFL iBT or Pearsons PTE as equivalent qualifications. IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearsons PTE are the only accepted English language qualifications we accept.

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