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Centres for doctoral training

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 Grant and Industrial Case Studentships.

EPSRC-funded centres bring together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today's evolving issues, and future challenges. They also provide a supportive and exciting environment for students, create new working cultures, build relationships between teams in universities and forge lasting links with industry.

Students are funded for four years and include technical and transferrable skills training, as well as a research element. Many Centres leverage additional studentships from other sources (eg EPSRC DTA funding, EU funding, industrial funding, private funding etc). EPSRC funds centres under an umbrella term Centres for Doctoral Training. Within that 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.

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2013 CDT exercise

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are one of the three main ways by which EPSRC provides support for Doctoral Training.

Priority areas

2011 mid term review

A mid-term review was held in 2011 which required the Centres to demonstrate progress and impact in their areas.

Current centres

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 Grant and Industrial Case Studentships.

Centres listed by university, Basic Technology CDTs, Complexity science centres, Digital economy centres, Energy centres ...