Who Can Apply?

Both the MRes and (MRes+PhD) CDT programmes are open to graduates with at least an upper second class (i.e. 2:1 or above) undergraduate degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering. Other first degrees may be considered. There is no formal requirement for a Masters degree, but a Masters degree can be advantageous. We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications.

Find out the minimum English language requirements

Cohort 7You should be looking for a challenging, interdisciplinary research training environment and have an active interest in the applications of new materials and devices.

We welcome applications from international and EU students, but due to funding restrictions we cannot provided funded studentships for non-EU students; these students will need to provide their own funding. We are also very restricted in the number of funded studentships we can provide to EU students who have not been normally resident in the UK for at least three consecutive years. Find out more about funding eligibility.

The details of all projects available for October 2017 start have been uploaded.

Note that we strongly advise early applications!  Projects are filled on a rolling basis, as we identify applicants who are a good fit to each project. We expect to allocate most projects before June. Please note that MRes admissions for October 2017 start have now closed. Admissions for October 2018 start will open in November 2017.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries by contacting Ms Lisa Cheung (PE-CDT Administrator) in the first instance.

Make sure you read our hints and tips for a good application before applying!

How to Apply