World Class Future Science
As part of the Norwich Research Park, which includes the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Institute of Food Research and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust, the School of Biological Sciences offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research across the whole of the life sciences.
Currently the Norwich Research Park houses over 300 research postgraduates in the life sciences. Research in the School is supported by grants and contracts of ca £34 million and the School's laboratories most of which have recently been refurbished are equipped to the highest standards. We have strong collaborations with our other affiliated institutes which include the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
Research in the school is organised into four general themes: cells and tissues, molecular microbiology, plant sciences and organisms and the environment. We offer a range of postgraduate research courses which will enable you to follow your interests to a high academic standard.
We offer two streams of competitive studentships that are fully funded. The Biological and Biotechnological Research Council (BBSRC) supports the excellence in bioscience in the Norwich Research Park (NRP) by awarding a number of studentships to the School of Biological Sciences through its Doctoral Training Programme (BBSRC NRP DTP). Similarly the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) supports the School with competitive studentship opportunities in the area of environmental biology. Opportunities for studentship in the School of Biological Sciences funded by the BBSRC NRP DTP or NERC EnvEast DTP are listed below together with further opportunities concerning students who have their own funding.
In addition, all bioscience studentships of the Norwich Research Park are available here.