Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are one of the three main ways by which EPSRC provides support for Doctoral Training. The other routes are the Doctoral Training Partnerships and Industrial Case Studentships. The Centres listed below were funded through calls pre-2013.
Within the CDT umbrella term there is a specific variant - an Industrial Doctorate Centre - which has a formal requirement about level of industrial involvement. Nearly all of the Centres engage with industry.
EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training are funded for four years and include technical and transferrable skills, as well as a research element.
Three Centres each taking ten students per year in application of next generation accelerators, magnetic resonance and molecular-scale engineering.
Three Centres bringing together students from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from physics and chemistry to computer science, mathematics and engineering. Students carry out a four-year programme combining taught courses with a PhD project.
EPSRC-funded Centres for PhD-level research relating to Digital Economy: connect people with digital technology to radically improve the way we live, work, play and travel.
The Energy Centres cover research involved in creating new energy technologies and understanding the social and economic implications.
EPSRC-funded Centres for Doctoral Training provide a supportive and exciting environment for students. Industrial Doctorate is an alternative to the traditional PhD for students who want a career in industry.
Modern medicine and biology present many exciting challenges that require input from mathematicians, physicists, chemists and engineers. These Centres offer an exciting new multidisciplinary approach to PhD study.
EPSRC-funded Centres for PhD-level research in the area of nanoscience through engineering to application.
Our ‘Securing the Future’ Centres each took in around ten students per year for five years starting in 2009 and covered a wide range of research areas.
This provides a basic framework for the future monitoring and evaluation of all Centres for Doctoral Training, starting with the proposed mid-term review during 2011.
Background, Proposed evaluation process, Questions to be address in the reporting section of the submitted progress report