After choosing to do a PhD, selecting where to do it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your early career. Broadly speaking, there are 3 main routes to getting a PhD:
- Find a supervisor and together you agree on a project and find funding
- A supervisor advertises a specific project, usually with some funding
- Apply to a formal PhD programme
Here we aim to support you getting a PhD in developmental biology by providing an overview of the available programmes for PhDs in the field (below). It is possible to do developmental biology PhDs through other programmes if you’re lucky. We’re also collating a list of funders that will support a PhD of your own design (coming). We’ll also feature advertised PhD on our blog. Please get in touch if you’d like us to share a PhD.
In the long term, we’re working on developing application management templates, application advice and examples to fully support your endeavours. In the meantime, why not check out our CV boosters for opportunities and experiences to enhance your PhD, or indeed undergraduate, experiences.
PhD programmes within the UK
|Developmental Mechanisms||University of Cambridge||Wellcome Trust||Min 2.1 in relevant undergrad.||1+3 years -MPhil+PhD||Alexandra Ashcroft|
|Graduate Studentship||University of Cambridge||Center for Trophoblast Research||Min 2.1 in relevant undergrad.|
|Chromosome and Developmental Biology||University of Oxford||Wellcome Trust||Min 2.1 in relevant undergrad.||1+3 years – rotations but no MPhil||Ines Alvarez Rodrigo|
|Cell and Developmental Biology||University College London||Must find own funding||Min 2.1 in relevant undergrad.||1+3 years -MPhil+PhD|