UCL is proud to host 16 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT), funded through the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), and in partnership with research leading Industrial and Higher Education Institutes. Our CDT's focus on specific research and skills gaps, providing cutting-edge doctoral training within a diverse research culture. The numerous collaborations encourage innovation and provide unique experiences to work in cross-disciplinary partnerships.
The four year funded programme allows students to work on real-impact research, forge links within industry and build relationships across teams at universities. The CDT provides a unique environment to study within, creating a supportive, and motivating environment to cultivate the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence for its alumni to go on to tackle today's evolving issues and future challenges.
Why study within a CDT?
There are real benefits to studying within a CDT, including:
Increased student experience from training as part of a cohort
Opportunities to engage with numerous research leading industrial and academic partners
Enhanced training opportunities; for both professional and personal development
Access to build life long connections with industrial and academic institutes
Each student will work on their own research project, that matches their individual talents and interests but also contributes to the overall aim of the Centre. The breath of research covered by of our Centres means that although each offers a different learning experience, their combination creates a vibrant and diverse community for students to join.
The UCL EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships support the forefront of EPSRC's doctoral graduates to continue, and develop their independent academic research career. Awards provide financial support for a duration of two years for exceptional candidates to work on individually devised original projects.
A joint venture between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research is a new Centre led by UCL.
Student Adam Funnell writes in a recent blog on the BBC's Research & Development website about being awarded a Royal Commission Fellowship for his work on networks capable of supporting 4k and 8k Ultra-High Definition video and immersive and interactive content.