Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

UCL has the largest allocation of prestigious CDTs of any UK university. These multi-disciplinary centres bring together various areas of expertise and offer unique opportunities and a dynamic environment for PhD student training. 

Programmes are funded for four years. The first year includes taught elements for developing research and transferable skills as well as a research element to explore potential PhD-level topics.

CDTs funded by AHRC

CDT funded by BBSRC

  • The Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (with King's College London, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College).

CDTs funded by the EPSRC

CDT funded by the ESRC

CDT funded by NERC

  • The London Natural and Environmental Doctoral Training Partnership (with King's College London, Birkbeck College, Queen Mary, and others)

Further information

* Activity or Centre in which UCL is not lead-partner