The Division currently has 61 PhD students each working on individual projects, within established teams of researchers, supervised by the principal investigator of the group and commonly interacting with fellow laboratory researchers on a day-today basis. Students are expected to submit their thesis within four years of the start of their studies - to achieve this will need to work and think carefully and intensively on a daily basis. Departments run laboratory meetings, which students will be required to attend and there is a strong ethos of continued education, so students are encouraged to broaden their scientific knowledge by attending seminars in other departments within the division. Students are supported throughout their three-year (FT) or six-year (PT) studies by a personal committee composed of the student's two supervisors, two independent experts and a chairperson, who is part of the Postgraduate Teaching Committee. The student has regular six-monthly reports/meetings to monitor progress. In addition, they present their work at laboratory and departmental meetings and at the annual divisional Graduate Students' Research Day.
A first or 2:1 first degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas equivalent is mandatory.
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