Please check this webpage regularly for any updates.
Our programme is designed for, and aimed at, those who:
We particularly welcome applicants who:
Candidates should usually have:
*Candidates without a relevant degree or qualifications below a 2:1 degree will be considered on a case by case basis should they have at least five years of relevant work experience post-degree.
Applications for September 2022 entry are now closed.
Please note that we are unable to consider incomplete applications.
Applications to the programme will be assessed and shortlisted according to the following criteria:
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.
Our Centre for Doctoral Training is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Professional Doctoral Scholars:
Enterprise Doctoral Scholars (if NOT in FT employment during the course):
Please refer to:
EPSRC guidance document
QMUL Fee Status Assessment guidelines
*To be classed as a Home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:
UK NationalsThe UK includes the United Kingdom and Islands (i.e. the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).In terms of residency requirements for UK nationals, candidates will continue to be eligible for home fee status as long as:
EU applicants with settled status will be classified as home student for fee purposes
EU applicants with pre-settled status will qualify as a home student if they have 3 years residency in the UK/EEA/Gibraltar/Switzerland immediately before the start of their course
Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or Indefinite leave to enter (ILE) Indefinite leave to enter or remain (ILR) are types of immigration status for those with non-UK or non-EU passport.
International StudentsIf a candidate does not meet the criteria above, it is highly likely that they they would be classed as an International student.
This will not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.
October 2022 update:
Our Programme start date was 26th September 2022. The only project still open for applications requires the successful candidate to start ASAP and by January 2023 at the latest. This means that we are now only in a position to consider candidates who would be classed as Home Students and who meet the residency criteria outlined above.
If in doubt please contact us with full details of your degree award dates, nationality, immigration status, and residency since September 2019.
For further information please contact Dr Gabriella Caminotto, CDT Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is not a distance learning programme. Due to the nature and aims of our programme, candidates must be living in the UK for the majority of their studies (for taught courses, supervision, placements, and training activities), and ideally also after completion and award. More information about the flexibility offered as part of our programme is available on our support webpage.
Please also note that your application will be initially submitted to the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. Successful applicants will be enrolled in one of the five Schools within the Faculty of Science & Engineering, on the basis of their research project and Primary Supervisor.