Applications are invited for a four year MPhil+PhD Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Programme at the University of Cambridge which will train students in the development and application of computational methods for predicting, understanding and enhancing properties of materials in the widest interpretation of this term, which includes biological systems and engineering materials. Students in the CDT can do their PhDs in any of the participating Departments, which are Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
Computational modelling plays an increasingly important role in the understanding, development and optimisation of new materials. Our CDT will train scientists not only in the use of existing modelling methods but also in the underlying computational and mathematical techniques. The CDT has the support of many industrial partners who are funding PhD places, providing industrial placements as well as being fully involved in the teaching, training and research elements of the CDT Programme.
The first year of the CDT Programme provides an education in Computational Methods for Materials Science of the highest quality at a graduate level and leads to an MPhil qualification. Students then proceed to a 3 year PhD project at a participating department. For details on supervisors, studentships and how to apply, visit our website.
Full EPSRC funding is available for UK students and European students who have studied in the UK for 3 years. Students are normally expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas university. Eligible UK and EU students with these or equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply. Non-EU applicants are eligible to apply for funding from the Computational Methods for Materials Science CDT, but can still join the programme if recipient of external scholarships (such as CSC or commonwealth scholarships) covering the full costs.
Applications should be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office before the deadline.
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