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PhD Graphene NOWNANO CDT / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
4 Years Full Time
Entry requirements

Applications for funded places in September 2020 are now closed.  International applicants with a PhD scholarship already in place please contact before making an application.  

We welcome applications from graduates with an excellent degree (first or upper second) or an equivalent international qualification in science, engineering or biomedical disciplines.

Applicants should be enthusiastic and looking for a challenging, interdisciplinary research training environment. Fully funded places are available for UK/EU nationals. International students are welcome to apply if in recipient of external scholarships or on a self-funded basis.

For exceptionally academically strong international students with proven research potential the CDT may be able to assist with applications to University of Manchester scholarships.

Your online application must be supported by a CV, most recent academic transcript(s), two academic references (or nominated referees) and a 500 words maximum personal statement describing why you wish to be admitted to the Graphene NOWNANO programme and including any other information you consider relevant to your application.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme overview

The Graphene NOWNANO CDT offers you an opportunity to join a select group of students working with some of the world's leading scientists on two-dimensional materials, including graphene - the 21st century's wonder material.

  • Fully funded studentships available, subject to eligibility criteria.
  • Gain experience from two world-leading university partners' ground-breaking expertise in science and technology.
  • Benefit from a broad interdisciplinary training programme in nanoscience and nanotechnology.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,407
    International students (per annum): £27,000

Contact details

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Contact name

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