PhD Projects

The CDT has a number of fully funded PhD studentships covering tuition fees (home and EU student) and an enhanced maintenance scholarship for four years funded by EPSRC, the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester and industrial collaborators.

In 2018/19 the minimum tax-free stipend will be £14,777 enhanced to £16,777 in the first year. In years 2-4 it is expected that all students will be sponsored by industry with a stipend enhancement in the region of £3,000pa.

There will be the opportunity to undertake a 2-3 month placement in the company or an overseas research institution

We are looking to recruit up to 18 students to the 2018 cohort. Students will be recruited directly to specific projects put forward by our industrial collaborators. Students who are UK nationals and who have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years will be eligible for all projects and students from the EU will be eligible for most projects depending on the project funder.

Applications from international students are welcome but students should arrange their own funding to cover tuition fees and living costs for 4 years. In exceptional cases, the CDT may be able to support living costs for international students who already have a fees only scholarship.

2018 PhD Projects

We are in discussions with our industrial partners for 2018 cohort projects and details of currently available projects can be downloaded below. We expect to offer additional projects shortly, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, British Steel, Airbus, Volkswagen and GKN Aerospace amongst other partners.