Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Centres for Doctoral Training

Centres for Doctoral Training

18 million pounds of PhD study opportunities available.

In 2018 we were awarded three new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) from the Engineering & Physical Science Council (EPSRC), and we also successfully partnered with 3 additional CDTs led by other UK institutional partners. Through these CDTs we hope to attract and develop the research leaders of the future, and drive innovation and investment across the UK. 

These centres will provide cohort based PhD research opportunities, with 180 fully funded four-year PhD studentships available over a five-year recruitment period, which commenced in September 2019.

Designing our future cities, enabling the transition from fossil fuels to electric vehicles and designing new drugs to fight disease are some of the key challenges facing society.

We are also a key collaborator in three additional CDTs. These centres will also offer fully funded four-year PhD studentship opportunities.