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Fifteen studentships offered at the University of Nottingham, University College London and Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre

We are no longer accepting applications.

Up to 15 fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies

Why study with us?

  • Fully funded PhD studentships at leading UK and Ireland universities
  • Extensive number of PhD projects in a wide range of research disciplines
  • Join a network of alumni in industry and academia
  • Open innovation environment between academia and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare industry partners

What do we offer?

  • Up to Six fully funded studentships at the University of Nottingham (UoN), UK
  • Up to Six fully funded studentships at University College London (UCL), UK
  • Three fully funded studentships at SSPC - The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, Ireland

Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) provides doctoral level education in a unique multidisciplinary environment at the interfaces between chemical, engineering, computational, pharmaceutical, and biomedical sciences. A comprehensive scientific and soft-skills training curriculum also involves our UK-based students undertaking a 12-week training project at both academic and industry sites before commencing their PhD research and our Ireland-based students undertaking an industry placement. Our training programme is accredited by Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Biology and Institute of Physics.

The CDT is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and a number of industry partners. The Centre provides world-leading training to prepare strategic-thinking scientists for high achieving careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

In addition, students participate in innovation and entrepreneurship activities, conference and colloquia events, team working and problem solving, and outreach activities, all with close industry involvement.

We held a Virtual Open Day on 24th November 2022, to view the recording please click on the link,

Entry and funding requirements

Candidates should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper-second class degree, or international equivalent, in either pharmacy, chemistry, engineering, physics, biology, mathematics or related sciences, or a relevant master’s qualification.

EPSRC Studentships

Studentships are based at UCL and UoN. Awards for UK residents cover tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate. UCL students will receive an additional allowance to reflect the higher costs of living in London. International applicants are welcome to apply for the CDT. Both UoN and UCL have set aside funding to support outstanding scholars from around the world and ensure that they can join the CDT and receive all the same benefits as UK residents.

If you are unsure whether you have UK or International student status, the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) can help you assess your fee status.

SFI Studentships

Studentships are based in Ireland and are open to UK, EU and non-EU students. Funding will cover EU fees only and a stipend in one of the following universities: Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork or University College Dublin.

We are now closed for applications.