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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

Fully funded four-year PhD studentships are available for exceptional graduates with a background in mathematics, engineering, computer science and the physical sciences.

Through world-leading academic research, as well as partnering with some of industry's most important players, the Quantum Engineering CDT in Bristol has led the world in developing an environment that delivers an unparalleled training and development experience. Underpinned by this world-class expertise, this four-year doctoral programme offers a unique experience for those seeking academic excellence and a route into the burgeoning quantum technologies industry. As a quantum engineer, you will be trained at the intersection of physics, engineering, mathematics and computer science, as well as in skills such as outreach and entrepreneurship, before embarking on a PhD research programme that you can help design yourself.

Highlights include:

  • Guided and self-inspired research with a broad range of PhD research projects
  • Practical application as well as a sound theoretical understanding of quantum physics
  • Complementary skills – such as commercialisation and science communication - necessary for academic and industrial excellence
  • Access to an international network of world-class academic and industrial collaborators
  • Support for academic and industrial secondments
  • Opportunity to attend international and national conferences
  • A cohort approach to learning, enabling students to learn from each other in a rapidly evolving field
  • Access to a broad technology base and state-of-the-art facilities
  • International trip to visit Industry partners

This programme is the next step to a successful career in quantum technologies, whether you are:

  • A computer scientist with an interest in developing quantum algorithms
  • A chemist intrigued by the modelling power of quantum simulators
  • A mathematician with a passion for quantum computing
  • A physicist excited to implement practical technologies
  • An engineer inspired to deploy a quantum-enabled communications network

Please see our website for more details on the programme, how to get in touch, and to make an application:

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

Entry Requirements

Candidate requirements: We are seeking bright, ambitious candidates who show enthusiasm to achieve impact in the “quantum 2.0” arena with an aptitude for conceptual thinking and problem solving. Candidates must achieve a minimum degree classification of 2.1 (or equivalent) for entry onto the programme.

Course Fees

Full time: UK/EU £4,475, Overseas £23,900 pa.

Funding for 2021 and application deadlines

10 fully funded studentships covering tuition fees, a stipend for living costs and a substantial travel budget are available to UK/EU/Interational students. Applications for 2021/22 are now closed, applications for 2022/23 will open in October.

We welcome applications from self-funded international candidates, and you can find out about international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website:

If you are self-funding and wish to apply for 2021/22 please contact:

How to apply

Please make an online application for this project at Please select EPSRC Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training on the Programme Choice page.