The four year course consists of a one year taught component designed to extend and broaden key skills, followed by a three year solo PhD research project. Training is provided in the form of
Successful applicants will be members of a close-knit team of students. The course has been designed to allow flexibility in assumed previous knowledge, with advanced modules building on a common core. Why the CDT route?
They will be able to choose their PhD research projects from an extensive range of topics ranging from blue-sky to application research. Examples of potential PhD project areas are:
Full funding consisting of fees and living expenses, with ~£18k pa available to the highest quality candidates with home fee status. EU citizens who have been resident in the UK for over three years are also eligible for full funding. Fees only funding will be available to other EU citizens. Funding will be provided for attendance at conferences and time in industry. A laptop with latest scientific software will also be provided to each student.
Application deadline: Applications received by the 1st May 2015 will be considered for the next round of interviews. Applications received after that date may be considered, subject to availability of studentships.