The PhD programme gives 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.
The PhD 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. Pursuing a full-time PhD normally involves three years of conducting research and one year of writing up thesis, supported by subject-specific and generic skills training and development. A full-time PhD student must submit the thesis within four years (or six years for part-time PhD students).
The programme will be managed through collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by 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 six months. Your accommodation and travel costs will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.
XJTLU provides every registered PhD student with conference fund of up to RMB16,500 over the course of the study at XJTLU. The purpose of this fund is to support students’ academic experience, encourage the dissemination of research, and enhance XJTLU’s research profile nationally and internationally.
The university has a wide research collaboration with industry. Opportunities are available for candidates to undertake an Enterprise Entrusted PhD Project funded by industrial partners in one of the following research areas:
For these projects, your will be jointly supervised by a team of academic staff members from both the XJTLU Academy of Pharmacy and University of Liverpool, and also an industry honorary professor from respective enterprise who provides guidance on research topics as well as future career possibilities.
Please check the FAQ for further information about studying for a PhD at XJTLU.
XJTLU offers a range of scholarships to highly motivated and qualified candidates to pursue research leading to a PhD degree.
There are generally two channels for you to receive a PhD scholarship:
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. You can check the individual PhD programme for information about specific projects available or contact potential supervisors to discuss funding opportunities. Available funded PhD projects are as followed: (this list is regularly updated):
|Title of PhD project||Reference number||Status||Supervisor|
|PGRS1906017||Open||Dr. Xin Liu
|PGRS2012003||Open||Dr. Tatsuhiko Kadowaki
|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
|Community structure, function and degradation potential of the plastisphere microbiome||PGRS2106047||Open||Dr. Sekar Raju
There will be two application rounds for each academic year:
Go to Scholarships to find more information about how to apply for the scholarships.