The Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications offers an integrated, cohort-driven environment in which to undertake world-leading research and provides a coherent advanced training network for the communications community nationally, and develops the skilled and entrepreneurial engineers needed to underpin the future of the industry.
With the support of national and international companies the Centre will help to build UK capability in this key area by addressing the skills shortage in the sector.
The University of Bristol, has been a world leader in this field for over 25 years.
The Centre has very strong links with industry (both nationally and internationally). Industry propose many of the projects and provide secondments to sponsored students.
The programme consists of a taught first year followed by a three year PhD research project combined with transferable skills training, equipping graduates with the key skills to lead work in a wide variety of roles in either industry or academia.
Details of current projects are available on our projects web page.
The Centre has a strong cohort atmosphere – providing support across cohorts for common issues. Students work together on projects, skills development and outreach activities. During your studies you will have close links with relevant research groups across the University; providing opportunities to work with experts in the subject. Graduates work with academics, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers based in the Communication Systems & Networks group, the Visual Information Laboratory, the High Performance Networks group, the Intelligent Systems group and the School of Mathematics.
On graduating you will have gained the skills and knowledge to become a future leader in the sector; intellectually leading, and with an understanding of the commercial implications of your research.
Full funding covering living expenses and fees is available for graduates accepted on the programme who are UK citizens. EU citizens who have been resident in the UK for three years or more are also eligible for the full studentship. Fees only support is available for other EU citizens. Self-funded students are also welcome to apply. Please see our postgraduate opportunities page for full details.