Following the withdrawal of an existing CDT student, there is a position available at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, the details of which are given below.  The CDT studentship is funded for 4 years at the UK/EU level for tuition fees, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) default stipend amount (£14,777 for the 2018/19 academic session) and an annual Research Training & Support Grant (RTSG) allowance of £5,000 (£20k over 4 years).  Overseas applicants should contact the University of Exeter prior to submitting an application to ensure that the institution has sufficient funding to cover the higher international tuition fee applicable to their citizenship status.

The successful candidate must be able to commit to attending the mandatory CDT training courses at the end of February 2019 and March 2019.  Applications must be made directly to the University of Exeter via their online application system.

It is not yet clear which of the CDT university partners, if any, will be offering PhD projects as part of the current model for entry in October 2019.  Details of available projects will be posted on this page as soon as agreement to recruit is confirmed.

University of Strathclyde

For queries relating to this PhD opportunity, please contact Professor Zoe Shipton at 

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