DOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Doctoral training programmes are four year courses providing structured training and research experience in the first year, and a research project leading to a DPhil in subsequent years. The programmes are supported through links with industrial and other partners, and personal and professional development is provided within a cohort. Funding covering fees and living costs is available for the following programmes:
- Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Delivers highly-trained individuals versed in the underpinning sciences of robotics, computer vision, wireless embedded systems, machine learning, control and verification.
- Biomedical Imaging, EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Nottingham): Aimed at outstanding graduates, predominantly in the physical and mathematical sciences, and who wish to train and conduct research in the field of biomedical imaging.
- Cybersecurity, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Provides a bespoke multidisciplinary training programme to understand the real-world challenges and to make a contribution in solving some of the most significant Cyber Security problems society faces today.
- Environmental Research Programme, NERC Doctoral Training Partnership : Offers interdisciplinary training across three broad environmental science streams, each of which includes the influence of, and consequences for, human-environment interactions: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolutionary Processes; Physical Climate System; Dynamic Earth, Surface Processes and Natural Hazards.
- Interdisciplinary Bioscience, BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership: Arms a new generation of bioscience researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the most important challenges in bioscience research
- Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science, EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Trains future industrial research leaders to be first-rate, highly interdisciplinary scientists who can use a systems approach to drive future innovation in the development of novel drugs and therapies for the prevention, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease.
- Synthetic Biology, EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Bristol and Warwick) Offers training in the new field of Synthetic Biology, the "Engineering of Biology".
- Systems Biology, EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre: Provides a comprehensive training programme to prepare physical and life sciences graduates to undertake research careers in drug discovery and medical imaging at the industrial interface
- Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with UCL and Brighton)
Chemistry and Medicine
- Synthesis for Biology & Medicine, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Aims to train next-generation doctoral scientists in the practice of chemical synthesis coupled with an in-depth appreciation of its application to biology and medicine
- Theory & Modelling in Chemical Sciences, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Bristol and Southampton): Provides in-depth training in the core activities of fundamental theory, software development, and application to contemporary research challenges.
- Industrially Focussed Mathematical Modelling, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training : Aims to train the next generation of applied mathematicians to fill critical roles in industry and academia. The students will become adaptable problem-solvers armed with a breadth of cutting-edge mathematical techniques and outstanding communication skills
- Partial Differential Equations, Analysis & Applications, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Enables students to learn theory, analysis and applications in a variety of fields in a coherent manner, with a natural progression, by-passing a traditionally separate 'pure' or 'applied' approach to learning.
- Statistical Science, EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Aims to train graduates in the theory, methods and computation of modern statistical science for data-intensive environments.
- Diamond Science and Technology, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Warwick): Brings together for the first time the range of UK expertise in Diamond Science and Technology (DST) to train the next generation of researchers, industrialists and entrepreneurs enabling them to play important roles in the emergence of diamond as a high-tech material for a range of applications.
- Gas Turbine Aerodynamics, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Cambridge): Provides a unique research training opportunity for next generation graduate engineers in aerospace propulsion. The research programmes in the CDT are developed to help understand and address issues faced in current and future engine designs and to solve the related problems using innovative and integrated methods.
- New & Sustainable Photovoltaics, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Liverpool and Bath): Trains future leaders in advanced Photovoltaics for research and industry with a view to finding new approaches, including nanotechnology, low temperature processing and photon engineering coupled with enhancements to emerging thin film and conventional PV device technology.
- Oil & Gas, NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Heriot Watt and other partners): Trains the next generation of geoscientific and environmental researchers in oil and gas, providing them over their studentship with a total of 20 weeks’ joint training delivered by academic, governmental and industry experts from the Earth, Environment and Applied Business sectors.
- Renewable Energy Marine Structures, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Cranfield)
- Science and Application of Plastic Electronic Materials, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with Imperial and QMUL)
- Science and Technology of Fusion Energy, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (with York)