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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 on 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 an expression of interest
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: here.

Applications only accepted from Home/EU students at this time.


Up to 10 Home/EU (PhD/EngD) studentships available for October 2020 entry, a full award will cover:

  • 100% tuition fees for 4 years
  • Enhanced Stipend – £19,000 (tax free) per annum

How to apply

Complete a stage 1 expression of interest application

Closing date: 30th April 2020.

Shortlisting and interviews will take place during Spring 2020 and selected candidates will be invited to submit a full stage 2 application.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Faye Padfield, CDT Administrator at [email protected]


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