EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Engineering - Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

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    Cardiff University
    United Kingdom
    Professions and applied sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)


The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding 39 studentships with intakes in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Studentships will be 3.5 years (4 years for CASE awards) full time or up to 7 years part time.The School of Engineering will award 5 studentship for the 2017/18 intake.

Available projects for the Mechanics, Materials and Advances Manufacturing research area 2018 include:

Number of Studentships: The research projects listed above are in competition with other projects in the School for the 2018/19 intake, the projects which receives the best applicant(s) will be awarded the funding

What is funded

Full UK/EU tuition fees and Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum.

Additional funding is available over the course of the programme and will covers costs such as research consumables, training, conferences and travel.


3.5 or 7 years


UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply.

Applicants should have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. Applicants with a Lower Second Class degree will be considered if they also have a Master’s degree.

Applicants with a minimum Upper Second Class degree and significant relevant non-academic experience are encouraged to apply.

The Doctoral Training Partnership welcomes applications from both UK and EU applicants; however, as a consequence of the EU referendum result, final award decisions will depend on the outcomes of the UK/EU negotiations.

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education.

A small number of awards may also be made available to EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study. There are also a very limited number of opportunities for international applicants, in competition with applicants across all the DTP Schools to receive a full award, which includes an international fee waiver.