UCL EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training
UCL is proud to host 17 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:
- Competitive stipend
- 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.Training scientists to be experts in the application of advanced analytical techniques for materials development.In partnership with Nottingham University, we aim to train the next generation of leaders within the pharmaceutical sector.Clinicians and Engineers across UCL co-supervise on innovative, multi-disciplinary PhD projects with real-life application for the healthcare sector.Training the next generation of bioprocess engineers capable of exploiting novel manufacturing technologies and advances in synthetic biologyA national capability for training highly skilled future leaders and researchers for the UK biopharmaceutical and healthcare biotechnology sectorsUnique programme for Pure Mathematicians leading to cutting edge research at the forefront of Geometry and Number TheoryBringing together life and medical scientists with mathematicians, physical & computer scientists and engineers to tackle the challenges arising from complexity in biology and medicine.Our vision is to be an internationally-leading interdisciplinary centre for research on how to design and adapt cities and urban systems of infrastructures to be both sustainable and resilient.Vision and leadership for a sustainable built environment. Our vision is to undertake world class research addressing timely challenges and train a new generation of multi-disciplinary thinkers and innovators capable of engineering a smart, low-energy future.We are the first major collaboration between the financial services industry and academia (UCL, LSE and Imperial College London), offering training in financial IT, computational finance, financial engineering and business analytics. The Centre has received £8m backing from the UK Government and support from twenty leading financial institutionsEstablished through combining the two world leading UK universities expertise in photonics, and leveraging their strong collaborations in research and innovation, we train postgraduate students using innovative teaching & learning techniques, and close collaboration with leading companies and research centres worldwideOur training covers a broad range of topics, spanning technical computer modelling techniques & material science, to business development & project management. This is combined with professional development, knowledge transfer and responsible innovation to provide our students with a comprehensive skill set, inclusive of generic and transferable skills.Quantum technologies involve the control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter. Our Centre combines a team of almost forty academic experts with a network of international partners, and key players from commerce & government to train the field’s future leaders.A partnership of UCL, University of Oxford and University of Brighton, SEAHA aims to train 60 doctoral students over 8 years. Working with heritage & industry partners, our students create, innovate or use sensors, instrumentation, imaging, digital and creative technologies to improve our understanding of heritage, to develop science and engineering capabilities and to benefit the economyBy exploring global energy problems, our aim is to train a new generation of scientists and engineers to address interdisciplinary challenges involved in the transition to a sustainable energy future.PhD training centre for multidisciplinary security and crime related researchOur projects advance the science and engineering of computational capture, rendering and simulation in a diverse range of applications