Centres for Doctoral Training
A significant proportion of the UK Research Council’s funding for postgraduate research studentships is now awarded to institutions via Centres for Doctoral Training (also known as DTC or CDT) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP).
The University of Manchester continues to be successful in securing CDT / DTC and DTP funding. These provide cutting-edge doctoral study within a dynamic research culture that encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration.
The current CDT / DTCs and DTP opportunities available at the University are detailed below by research council.
North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)
The NWCDTP brings together the Universities of Manchester, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan, the Royal Northern College of Music and Salford, awarding around 200 PhD studentships over a five-year period, starting in 2014.
CEELBAS Centre for Doctoral Training
The CEELBAS Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) pools the resources of four CEELBAS universities (UCL, Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester) to promote outstanding postgraduate research and top-quality training in the specialist field of Russian, Slavonic and East European languages and culture.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, a number of Postgraduate Research Studentships are awarded by CEELBAS each year. In addition, the CEELBAS postgraduate training programme is being enhanced with the support of external partners that include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Library, Pushkin House and open Democracy.
The aim of this initiative is to train a generation of scholars whose in-depth cultural and linguistic expertise will meet a major strategic need, better equipping the UK to respond to both European and global developments.
BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership
The University was successful in its bid for DTP status in 2012 and was awarded 63 fully funded PhD studentships over a three-year period. All DTP projects are designed to provide multidisciplinary challenges for students with backgrounds including bioscience, biomedical, mathematical and physical sciences.
North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC)
The NWDTC is the largest centre in England for social science postgraduate training and is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster. A total of 63 postgraduate studentships across the full range of social science disciplines will be made available each year over the next five years.
EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training bring together diverse areas of expertise and internationally-leading researchers in order to provide them with the knowledge and skills to address global issues and prepare them for future challenges.
- ESPRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission – Next Generation
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials
- EPSRC/MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computer Science
- EPSRC Industrial Doctoral Training Centre in Nuclear Engineering
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials for Demanding Environments
NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
The University of Manchester, in partnership with the University of Liverpool and the National Oceanography Centre, hosts a DTP which is designed to train the next generation of environmental researchers focusing on the themes of atmosphere, ocean, earth and environmental sciences.
NERC Oil and Gas Doctoral Training Centre
This DTC supports a broad range of research across the energy and environmental sectors. The University of Manchester is a core partner of the centre, joining with Heriot-Watt, Imperial College London, Aberdeen, Oxford, and Durham universities, the British Geological Survey and a further 12 associate partners (Birmingham, Camborne, Cardiff, Dundee, Glasgow, Keele, National Oceanographic Centre, Newcastle, Nottingham, Royal Holloway, Southampton and Strathclyde). The DTC will support a minimum of 90 postgraduate students, 30 of whom are expected to start in 2014/5.