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PhD Graphene NOWNANO CDT / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
4 Years Full Time
Entry requirements

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 home (UK) students.  EU/International students are welcome to apply if they are 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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
We generally recruit 18 students to the programme each year.
How to apply
Apply online  

You should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.

We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application

Programme options

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

Programme overview

The CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials 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.

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £27,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.


Scholarships are available for UK students, stipend payments will be in line with current UK research council guidelines, the stipend payment level for 2020 as a guide was £15,285 per annum.

EU/International students must provide their own source of studentships to cover all living expenses.

Contact details

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Contact name
+44 (0)161 306 8040

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