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.

In the 2014 competition, £496 million was awarded to support Centres cross the UK. This is the UK's largest investment in postgraduate research training in engineering, ICT and physical sciences.

CDT students are funded for four years and the programme includes technical and transferrable skills training as well as a substantial research element. The 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 provides a supportive and exciting environment for students, creating new working cultures, building relationships between teams within the universities and forging lasting links with industry.

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Loughborough University

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Loughborough University
Loughborough, Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom