PhD Graphene NOWNANO CDT / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
4 Years Full Time
Entry requirements

We welcome applications to the PhD Nanoscience 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 applicants are welcome to apply if they are in recipient of external scholarships or on a self-funded basis.

For exceptionally academically strong EU/International applicants with demonstrable research potential the CDT may be able to assist with applications to University of Manchester scholarships

  • China Scholarship Council and The University of Manchester's Joint Scholarship Programme
  • President's Doctoral Scholar Award

  • FSE Dean's scholarships

Details of these scholarships can be found on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website .

There may also be alternative funding opportunities available for international applicants for more information please visit the University's international student funding advice page .

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
The CDT recruits up to 20 students per academic year, please note not all places are funded by the CDT.
How to apply

You can apply online via the University of Manchester's online application form, more information regarding how to apply, eligibility and CDT funding can be found on the CDT's website , please note in order to be considered you are required to provide the following supporting documentary evidence alongside your application form:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript (interim for ongoing programmes)
  • Certificate (for all completed programmes)
  • Two references from nominated referees
  • English language assessment results (if applicable)
  • Evidence of funding for all EU/International applicants

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme overview

The Graphene NOWNANO CDT offers the opportunity to join a diverse and interdisciplinary group of researchers undertaking a PhD in Nanoscience.  

The Graphene NOWNANO CDT was established in 2013 with UK Research Council (EPSRC) funding and is now financially supported by The University of Manchester and industry.  Working closely with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), both based at The University of Manchester, the CDT offers a unique environment to undertake ground breaking research alongside opportunities for innovation and collaboration with industry within the fast growing family of graphene and 2D materials.

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate Research open day, visit open days and visits

To register your interest in a CDT open day please email graphene-nownano@manchester.ac.uk  

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): Band A £4,596; Band B £6,000; Band C £9,000; Band D £11,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £25,500; Band B £27,000; Band C £30,000; Band D £32,000

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

Scholarships/sponsorships

Scholarships are available for Home/UK students, which includes full tuition fee funding and an annual stipend, paid monthly, in line with current UK research council guidelines, the stipend payment level for 2022/2023 as a guide is £16,062 per annum.

EU/International applicants must provide their own source of funding to cover all tuition fees and living expenses.

Contact details

Department
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Contact name
Graphene NOWNANO CDT
Telephone
Email
Website
http://www.graphene-nownano.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty

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