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PhD Complex Living Systems

University of Exeter

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Research overview

Modern scientific innovation involves the integration of diverse disciplines and the bridging of pure and application-oriented research. This requires a new generation of scientists who are trained to think and experiment beyond traditional boundaries. The recently established Living Systems Institute (LSI), University of Exeter, provides this opportunity by housing world leading Biologists, Physicists, Mathematicians, Computational Scientists and Engineers using cutting-edge technologies.

Our mission is to understand life across all scales - from individual atoms to whole organisms - and to discover approaches for improving health and treating disease. We are pleased to announce the first call for our interdisciplinary PhD programme for the autumn 2020 intake. We wish to recruit the best and most imaginative students from across the full range of disciplines to join our thriving community of over 60 PhD students.


  • Leading edge approaches including genome editing, advanced imaging, stem cell biology, mathematical modelling, neuroscience, single cell/molecule technologies
  • An interdisciplinary training programme tailored to the individual student
  • A supervisory team from different disciplines
  • The opportunity to formulate your own project
  • A modern, inclusive environment that is passionately committed to your development.
  • Fully funded places including personal stipend and training budget
  • Careers

    University of Exeter and LSI has strong links with the pharmaceutical industry and is currently working with a number of partner institutions. Several of our LSI PIs have direct industry experience and are able to give advice about how to work in this sector and the difference between industry and research led activity. Overall, the programme will allow you to develop skills highly sought after by employers, while also giving you the opportunity to create a professional network with employers.

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    University information

    University of Exeter

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    • Campus address

      University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

    Subject rankings

    • Subject ranking

      14th out of 103 1

    • Entry standards

      / Max 240
      164 72%


    • Graduate prospects

      / Max 100
      78 78%


    • Student satisfaction

      / Max 5
      4.27 85%



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