PhD and Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate training is an integral part of our mission, and we aim to provide our students with transferable skills usable in a wide variety of career paths. We offer 3 and 4 year PhD studentships, many of which include opportunities to work with industrial partners, clinicians as well as the other world-leading institutes on the Norwich Research Park. Close links with the University of East Anglia ensure high standards of supervisory practice and mentoring for graduate students, access to training and development courses, and the student experience at this top-rated university.

Quadram Student ForumOur student supervisors are world leaders in their research areas, but also receive full supervisory training and support. The Quadram Student Forum also provides support, mentoring, and a full range of student-led activities and events.

Career destinations of alumni include academic organisations worldwide for postdoctoral research and lecturing opportunities, UK and international industry, government, teaching, and science-related careers.

Professional Development

Postgraduate students are supervised as members of small interactive research teams by scientists with international reputations in their fields. Each PhD student has a Personal Development Plan to help further develop their career. Our PhD students also have full access to courses and support from the neighbouring University of East Anglia.

A stimulating environment

As well as studying in the UK’s only publicly funded institute dedicated to the science of food and health, studentships at Quadram Institute offer placements with industry or opportunities to work with clinicians. We also benefit from close ties to the other world-leading institutes on the Norwich Research Park, as well as being based in the historic yet vibrant city of Norwich.

Studying and working on the Norwich Research Park provides a wealth of benefits, not only for your future career but also for your lifestyle and wellbeing.

Find out more about living and working in Norwich here

The Student Community

Quadram welcomes students from across the world, who form an active student community, holding regular events and functions, with a student-led forum that promotes and improves the student experience. In addition to academic study, we support students wanting to develop skills in other areas, such as entrepreneurship or science communication.

Undergraduate Students

Many of our research groups welcome undergraduates to work on research projects during the summer vacation. Students typically work in a laboratory for around eight weeks during the summer vacation. This provides an excellent opportunity to gain first hand research experience in an internationally respected laboratory and is particularly useful for undergraduates who may be considering taking up a PhD studentship after they graduate. The ideal time for this experience is during the summer vacation following the second year of an undergraduate course.