What is a Centre for Doctoral Training?
Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) aim to train tomorrow's leading researchers to address science related problems for the benefit of society. Doctoral Training Programmes (within CDTs) provide structured PhD training. There is a focus on multidisciplinary challenges in modern science, with groups of doctoral students working as a group in a defined scientific area.
How long does a CDT programme last?
Each programme varies in structure, but usually lasts for four years. The first 18 months is an intensive period of learning, which includes taught modules and a research project. During the four years, you will develop high-level expertise in a particular topic but with the excitement of working in multidisciplinary environments.
Centres for Doctoral Training
Academics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences play key roles in the following CDTs:
- Molecules to Product
- Fluid Dynamics
- Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation, led by Durham University
You may also be interest in:
- Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)
- Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care
- Nuclear Energy (GREEN: Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear), led by the University of Manchester
- Aerosol Science, led by the University of Bristol
- Data Analytics and Society
- Astbury Centre BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme
- Astbury Centre Wellcome Trust 4 Year Programme
- Panorama NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
If you would prefer to undertake a standard PhD we offer a number of funded opportunities across a range of disciplines.