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EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using a variety of advanced characterisation, testing, analysis and computing techniques.

Our programme spans 4 years and includes Masters level training for graduates from both materials and non-materials undergraduate disciplines, and an integrated PG Diploma in Personal and Professional Skills. Working alongside a diverse set of committed industrial partners including Airbus, Rolls Royce, Volkswagen, British Steel, DSTL and many small companies, you will participate in exciting and impactful projects.

We are keen to recruit students from all STEM disciplines with an aptitude for computational thinking and practical engineering interest. Our minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 undergraduate degree. For non-native English language candidates, we ask for an IELTS average score of 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in any element.

We have 20 fully funded studentships every year; 14 at the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester, and 6 at IForm. UK students will receive an enhanced stipend of £17,509 in the first year, rising to £18,509 thereafter (based on current UKRI rates). Students at IForm will receive a stipend of €18,500 p.a. for all 4 years. Places are also available for candidates in receipt of four-years external funding.

The CDT in Advanced Metallics received its first seed funding from EPSRC in 2009, and is recruiting its 11th cohort in 2019. Over the last decade we have evolved and developed our training programme to address the latest challenges set by industry. Our training is proven to equip our graduates with the skills to access an accelerated career - 95% of our graduates have continued into a high level materials science and engineering position.

EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

Our academic collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester and IForm Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Dublin provides world-class training and research for our students, and a great social experience.

Applications for the 2019 cohort (starting September 2019) should be made to an PhD or EngD project advertised on our CDT website or FindaPhD.com, and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For an informal discussion about your application, please attend an Open Day at Sheffield or Manchester (dates advertised on our website), or contact the UK Centre Manager, Sharon Brown on +44(0)114 222 5478 or [email protected], or contact the IForm CDT Director, Professor Dermot Brabazon at [email protected].


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