Doctoral Training Schemes

We are part of the following Doctoral Training Centre.

Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation Centre for Doctoral Training (SOFI2 CDT)

Up to 16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in SOFI2 CDT commencing in September 2019, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.

SOFICDT is the successor to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI) which, since 2014 has provided industrially integrated, postgraduate training in research, enterprise and innovation for future leaders in the soft matter academic and industrial sectors. SOFI2 CDT combines expertise from Durham, Leeds and Edinburgh Universities, more than 25 industry partners and national facilities. It brings together more than 60 academics from Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Biology, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Computing, (Applied) Mathematics and the Durham University Business School.  SOFI2 students will undertake a common 6-month, industry-facing science training course before selecting their research projects at one of the three partner Universities.  Approximately half of the projects are expected to be co-sponsored by external partners and all students will have an external co-supervisor. 

Please see the website below for further information and application procedure.  The closing date for applications for the first selection round is Friday 22nd February 2019. 

Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation

The Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation (MAC-MIGS) Centre for Doctoral Training is offering around 15 studentships PhD students an intensive 4-year training and research programme that equips them with the skills needed to tackle the challenges of data-intensive modelling.

Strong applicants with interests relevant to all areas of mathematical modelling, analysis and computing, as well as students whose first degree is in other fields of science and engineering, are encouraged to apply.

MAC-MIGS is a PhD programme run jointly by the universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt, as part of the Maxwell Institute Graduate School. MAC-MIGS projects are focussed on the formulation, analysis and implementation of state-of-the-art mathematical and computational models and methods.  The Centre aims to train modelling experts who can develop and analyse mathematical models, translate them into efficient computer codes, and communicate the solutions with industry and government. MAC-MIGS will be based in new Bayes Centre on the University of Edinburgh's central campus, the heart of the £1B Edinburgh City Deal.

Further information on the MAC-MIGS CDT.

The Scottish Doctoral Training Centre in Condensed Matter Physics (CM-DTC)

The CM-DTC is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is a tri-institutional collaboration between the Universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt, providing international-level doctoral training in the core discipline of condensed matter physics. The 48 month studentship includes tuition fee payment, stipend at the standard EPSRC rate, and generous allowances for equipment, conference and workshop attendance.  This centre does not have funds to recruit students for September 2019. See links below for further details on the centre.

Further funding opportunities

There are a number of further funding opportunities for UK/EU students.