The Department of Physics is leading an interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Theory and Simulation of Materials.
The Centre offers a four-year PhD, the first year of which leads to an MSc. Self-funded students may take the MSc by itself as a 12-month full-time course.
This course is aimed at mathematically talented students who relish theoretical and computational treatments of condensed matter that are relevant to major issues facing society today, such as energy supply, global warming, health and security.
It provides a foundation in the theoretical physics of materials and its application in simulations across different length and time scales to problems of technological importance.
With strong links to industry, other leading academic institutions, and government labs in the UK and overseas, there are plenty of opportunities to engage with external organisations, including collaborative research projects.
A CDT normally takes 4 years to complete. We accept around 10 CDTstudents each year in each CDT group. Please see the EPSRC website to check your eligibility for these.If you are not eligible for EPSRC funding, there are some scholarships available for UK, EU and overseas students through Imperial College. Applications for these are made in the same way via the Postgraduate Prospectus; please check the scholarships page at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/registry/studentfinancialsupport/pgscholarships for deadlines.
Value of Scholarship(s)
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 and ■Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences) and ■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)