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Centre for Doctoral Training: To Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies

Centre for Doctoral Training: Future Mobility Technologies

Mobility systems are rapidly evolving, driven by technological advances, social trends and economic models. Both public and private agencies have a pivotal role to play in shaping these changes and this new cohort focused centre, with direct industrial involvement, responds to these emerging sectorial skills needs.

The CDT will develop multidisciplinary future research leaders with the creativity, skills and in-depth knowledge to transform the mobility of people and goods for the benefit of UK society and industry in an electrically intensive energy future.

The future of mobility is changing – get on board!

About the Centre

Applicants can choose from 2 streams:

Stream 1: Wide Bandgap Power Electronics

Focuses on the underpinning technologies for mobility applications and their connectivity to electrical power grids and networks through the emerging UK industry in Wide Bandgap Power Electronics. Please visit the Power Electronics Applications and Technology in Energy Research (PEATER) Group webpage for more specific information on research areas.

Stream 2: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Focuses on the deployment of advances in Connected and Autonomous vehicles to address a variety of national needs such as improving safety, energy efficiency, comfort and convenience. For more specific information about the areas of interest, please visit our Intelligent Vehicle Research webpage.

The university will deliver interdisciplinary training with students selecting modules from the Engineering and Manufacturing MSc programmes as well as bespoke modules research skills, business, ethics, social responsibility and policy.

The programme is structured to deliver cohort-based training, offering significant student benefits by promoting cross-disciplinary interactions and creating a stimulating and supportive network.

The programme is designed to exploit the first-class research expertise and facilities of the School of Engineering and WMG, with extensive direct industrial input and training delivery embedded throughout.

See course structure here.

For further information and to submit a stage 1 application
please see our website

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.1 in any discipline OR 2.2. at undergraduate level with an MSc in relevant subject area.

Band A course English Language requirements, see: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/english.


Funding for: UK Students* for October 2023 entry, a full award will cover:-

  • 100% tuition fees for 4 years
  • Enhanced Stipend - In 2023/4 - standard stipend of £18,200. An enhanced stipend top-up of to a maximum of £23,000 (tax-free) per annum subject to an industrial sponsorship contract.

*Exceptional International applicants will be considered, however the full fee award may not apply. Self-funded applications are also invited.

How to apply

  • Complete a Stage 1 application 'Expression of Interest'. The deadline is 31st January 2023.
  • If your Stage 1 application is successful, you will be invited to interview with proposed supervisors and possible industrial sponsors in late Spring 2023.
  • Those who are successful at the interview stage will then be invited to submit a full application. Offers will be made subject to the University of Warwick entry requirements.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us. Details are available here.


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