admissions image We have 14 funded studentships for October 2018 entry, with opportunities for UK and EU students (see funding information for details).

We are now accepting applications for October 2018 entry.

The admission requirements are:

  • A first or upper second class honors degree or equivalent, in a relevant aspect of Mathematics, Engineering, Environmental or Physical Sciences or other strongly quantitative disciplines
  • Sufficient background in mathematics
  • English language proficiency

The admission procedure

Stage 1: Send a full CV and covering email to the CDT team at

Stage 2: Suitable applicants will be interviewed and if successful invited to make a formal application

Funding information for October 2018 entry

Full funding is available for Home Students and European Union nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start date a CDT studentship, i.e. for a 1st October 2018 start date you would need to have been resident in the UK since 30th September 2015.

Overseas students with full funding are welcome to apply.


EPSRC Funding

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees) a student must have:

  • Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay


  • Been 'ordinary resident' in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must be normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)


  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals)

Industrial Funding

We have a limited number of part industry, part EPSRC funded CDT projects available. These will provide an equivalent level of funding to the full EPSRC award.

EU and overseas students who are not eligible for the EPSRC award would only be entitled to the industry funding (usually equivalent to half of the full EPSRC award.

Details of industry funded projects can be found here.

International Students

For students who wish to self-fund, details of tuition fees and financial support can be found on the Student Finance page.

For those who are ineligible for funding would still like to apply, alternative funding opportunities can be found on the Scholarships & Awards page.