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Department of Materials

Doctoral training

Our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) provide training and research opportunities that will help address complex industrial challenges.

By working closely with organisations from across a range of sectors, we can offer funding for future generations of UK doctoral research students and the experience you will need to contribute to life changing research.

Find out more about the CDTs we work with below.

Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT

Undertake a fully-funded, four-year EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) PhD in Advanced Biomedical Materials and form part of a strong, internationally leading cohort of interdisciplinary researchers that will help shape the future of biomedical materials research in the UK, and further afield.

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Advanced Metallic Systems CDT

The Advanced Metallic Systems CDT was established in 2009 with a £6.3m investment from the EPSRC. The Centre is hosted jointly by the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester and builds on their international reputations in metallic materials science and engineering research. Teaching novel metallic materials and engineering solutions are essential to the success of a wide range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, defence and renewable energy.

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Fusion CDT

The CDT in the Science and Technology of Fusion Energy is designed to create an outstanding training environment for the next generation of fusion scientists - the generation who will exploit ITER, NIF and other international experiments to make fusion energy a reality. Students have access to a range of fusion energy facilities across the UK, and international links provide access to many other fusion devices around the world.

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Graphene NOWNANO (CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials)

Established in 2013 with EPSRC funding and now supported by The University of Manchester and industry, the Graphene NOWNANO CDT offers PhD training in science and applications of the fast-growing family of 2D materials. Working closely with the NGI and GEIC, the CDT offers a unique environment combining academic research and opportunities for innovation.

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Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear) CDT

The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.

Visit the Nuclear Energy - GREEN website