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World-leading Centres for Doctoral Training

Now recruiting MRes and PhD students from multiple disciplines

UCL has the largest allocation of prestigious CDTs of any UK university. These multi-disciplinary centres bring together various areas of expertise and offer unique opportunities and a dynamic environment for PhD student training.

Programmes are funded for four years. The first year includes taught elements for developing research and transferable skills as well as a research element to explore potential PhD-level topics.

Academic staff in UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering are involved with several CDTs including the UCL-Cambridge CDT in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES), the CDT in Delivering Quantum Technologies and the Imperial-UCL Advanced Characterisation of Materials CDT. All these centres are recruiting students now.

The new IPES Centre aims to train researchers to lead a new generation of industries providing products and systems, based on the close and optimal integration of photonics with electronics. The Centre brings together multi-disciplinary, cutting edge research activities from groups in photonics, communications, electronic engineering, nanotechnology, physics, materials, computer science, manufacturing, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, civil engineering and chemical engineering with contributions from more than 35 collaborating companies to provide an outstanding training environment for its students. The funding announced today will enable 5 cohorts of PhD students to be trained in the Centre over the next 8 years.