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PhD Fusion Energy CDT MACE / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
48 months
Entry requirements
Minimum requirement is a First Class or Upper Second class honours degree.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

If you would like to apply for one of our research programmes, please submit the following documentation so that we can consider your application:

  1. Online Application Form in which 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. 
  2. Degree certificates and academic transcripts of previous university study. If your transcripts and certificates are in a language other than English, you must also provide an official translation.
  3. CV summarising your academic record and highlighting experience that demonstrates your capacity to conduct research. Include any prizes/competitions that you have won for your academic work, experience of presenting your work at conferences and list any research you have published.
  4. Research Proposal outlining your research project. You should include the following details:
  • Include your research title
  • Explain the importance of your research in the context of current knowledge
  • Clearly identify the objectives of the research
  • Explain the methodology to be employed
  • Demonstrate that you have the appropriate abilities to conduct the research
  • Literature review (an indication of the kind of books you will need to read and review as part of the research)

Once we have received this documentation, your application will be reviewed.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y N N N

Programme description

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technology of Fusion Energy, or Fusion CDT for short, is designed to create an outstanding training environment for the next generation of fusion scientists - the generation who will exploit ITER, NIF and other international experiments to make fusion energy a reality.

Students have access to a range of fusion energy facilities across the UK, including the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the MAST and JET tokamaks at Culham in Oxfordshire, advanced materials research facilities, the Orion laser and high performance computing facilities. International links provide access to many other fusion devices around the world.

The combination of world-leading experts and world-class facilities creates an outstanding training environment for the next generation of fusion scientists - the generation who will exploit ITER, NIF and other international experiments to make fusion energy a reality.

Open days

Our next Postgraduate Research Open Day will take place on Wednesday 24 October 2018. For further information and registration , please see the university website. In the meantime we would encourage you to take an online tour of our facilities and hear from some of our current students and staff on our  Virtual Open Day .

If you have any other questions about the School or about our research programmes please do not hesitate to contact us at:  pgr-mace@manchester.ac.uk

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £23,000, Band 1 £24,000, Band 2 £27,000

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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