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EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training at UCL

New UCL webpage for CDT courses
EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training at UCL

IPES CDT PhD student Richard Colchester receiving a prize for the best CDT seminar presentation as voted for by the students themselves.

UCL is proud to host 16 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT), funded through the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), and in partnership with research leading Industrial and Higher Education Institutes. Now a new website,, has been launched to bring together and showcase all these CDTs at UCL including the Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES) CDT set up in partnership with the University of Cambridge.

Our CDT's focus on specific research and skills gaps, providing cutting-edge doctoral training within a diverse research culture. The numerous collaborations encourage innovation and provide unique experiences to work in cross-disciplinary partnerships.

The four year funded programme allows students to work on real-impact research, forge links within industry and build relationships across teams at universities. The CDT provides a unique environment to study within, creating a supportive, and motivating environment to cultivate the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence for its alumni to go on to tackle today's evolving issues and future challenges.

There are real benefits to studying within a CDT, including:

  • Competitive stipend
  • Increased student experience from training as part of a cohort
  • Be part of a vibrant and diverse student community, often involving multiple universities
  • Opportunities to engage with numerous research leading industrial and academic partners
  • Enhanced training opportunities; for both professional and personal development
  • Access to build life-long connections with industrial and academic institutes