We offer research and training opportunities through our work with Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT).
These UK Research Council-funded programmes provide doctoral study within a dynamic research culture that encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration. Each programme also offers targeted training to prepare you for your research project and your future career.
Find out more about our centres and the research programmes available.
Graphene NOWNANO (CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials)
Established in 2013 with EPSRC funding and now supported by The University of Manchester and industry, the Graphene NOWNANO CDT offers PhD training in science and applications of the fast-growing family of 2D materials. Working closely with the NGI and GEIC, the CDT offers a unique environment combining academic research and opportunities for innovation.
Materials for Demanding Environments CDT
Industry requires materials to perform well in demanding environments. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE) was founded in 2014 as a new training and research centre that aims to address complex industrial challenges.
Power Networks CDT
This programme provides doctoral training to help ensure future networks support the sustainable electrification of energy, especially heat and transport. It encourages greater use of low-carbon energy sources. Students are drawn from many different disciplines, including engineering, physical science, social science and business interests.