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Overview

The PhD programme within the Department of Biological Sciences gives suitably-qualified graduates the chance to address important biological questions using state-of-the-art facilities and under the aegis of academic staff who have trained in internationally renowned labs. Importantly, it also equips graduates with a range of generally applicable professional skills to maximise future employability.

We provide high-calibre, discipline-specific training to equip students with advanced knowledge and research skills that are relevant to both academia and the biotechnology sector. The training takes advantage of XJTLU's distinctive international features and vibrant research environment to prepare graduates for advanced careers in the life sciences.

The Department offers four-year PhD programmes managed through collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Full-time PhD students are also funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Please check the FAQ for further information about studying for a PhD at XJTLU.

Potential supervisors

Find out potential supervisors from Department of Biological Sciences.

Scholarships

1)APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP FOR A FUNDED PHD PROJECT

You can apply for an existing PhD project which has received funds from the university or external funding bodies. These projects have an established research topic and a formed supervisory team.

There is no specific application deadline to each project, which will be open until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is normally the first day of March, June, September, or December. The Department has the following funded PhD projects available (this list is regularly updated):

Title of PhD project Reference number Status Supervisor

Construction of QSAR models for searching multi-target drug hits beyond similarity-based applicability domains 一种全新的基于机器学习算法的定量构效关系方法在多靶点药物设计中的应用

PGRS1906017 Open Dr. Xin Liu
Xin.Liu@xjtlu.edu.cn

Physiological and functional characterization of Arthropod specific Anoctamin, ArANO

PGRS2012003 Open Dr. Tatsuhiko Kadowaki
Tatsuhiko.Kadowaki@xjtlu.edu.cn
Measuring cancer evolution in a changing tumour microenvironment 度量肿瘤在不断变化的肿瘤微环境中的演化 PGRS2012043 Open Dr. Xiaowei Jiang
Xiaowei.Jiang@xjtlu.edu.cn

2) APPLY FOR A POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP WITH YOUR OWN PROJECT

There will be two application rounds for each academic year:

  • First round – applications submitted by 17:00 CST(UTC+8), 15 October will be reviewed in the first round and the decision will be announced in December.
  • Second round – applications submitted by 17:00 CST(UTC+8), 15 April will be reviewed in the second round and the decision will be announced in June.

Go to Scholarship page and find more information about how to apply for the scholarships.