How to apply

An interview programme for applicants will involve panel interviews, tours of facilities, and opportunities to meet with existing students. This approach will be effective in choosing candidates who will thrive in the research environment offered by a CDT. Students on the programme will have well-developed technical skills in engineering, science, and preferably some professional work experience. The course is broadly based and inter-disciplinary and welcomes students from any field of engineering or associated discipline, having obtained a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).


We welcome applicants from across Physical Sciences including Chemistry, Physics, Materials and Engineering. Entry into this prestigious new programme is competitive, and will take into account qualifications, aspirations and experience. Applications for this PhD programme should be made on the standard graduate admissions form to the University, stating course code EGEGR2.


Full EPSRC funding (currently £13,590 student maintenance per year + fees), with additional payments from industrial sponsors of up to £6.5k per year during the PhD phase, is available for UK students and EU students who have studied full-time for three years in the UK. Fees only funding is available for other EU students. General student eligibility information is available from the EPSRC.


Overseas / Non-EU applicants are not eligible to apply for funding from the CDT in Ultra Precision.


If you apply, please note that we require full applications before we can consider you for interview, this includes references and academic transcripts submitted correctly with your on-line application.  All supporting documents for your application must be provided before the application deadline.

Once you have submitted your application please email Sophie Gough so we can keep track of your application to ensure it arrives to us within good time.





Applications and Enquires

To apply, or for more information, please contact Sophie Fuller



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