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Doctoral training opportunities and studentships

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

UCL has the largest number of students funded through Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). 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 the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

CDT funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

CDTs funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

CDT funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

CDT funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Further information

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