PhD Fusion Energy CDT Materials / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
48 months
Entry requirements
Minimum requirement is a First Class or Upper Second class honours degree. An ATAS certificate may also be required for some international students.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please note: Funding for the Fusion CDT for Autumn 2024 entry has not been confirmed so any application is on the understanding that your application may be cancelled/deferred if funding is not confirmed. We expect to hear confirmation before the end of March 2024.

Please have a look at our current list of  available projects  and make contact directly with the project supervisor/s to inform them of your interest and to discuss the project (providing your CV at this stage would be worthwhile) before, or whilst submitting your application.  You can specify more than one project in your application.  

Once you are ready to begin the application process, please  apply online  through The University of Manchester online application system for postgraduate research programmes. If you are unable to provide all of the required documents at the time of submitting your application, these can be provided by email later (but we do advise that you do this asap). If you are currently studying, it would be useful to see your grades to date. You should be able to get an interim transcript (we know that these grades are often not confirmed) from your course administrator(s).

Fully-funded studentships are available to UK residents. It is also possible to consider international (non-UK resident) candidates.

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th March 2024

We examine all applications and shortlist the strongest for interview. The best candidates at interview are awarded studentships and can select the projects of their choice.  

If you have any questions about this process, please get in touch with Dr Ed Pickering ( ) or Dr Aneeqa Khan ( )

Programme options

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

Programme description

Please see the Fusion CDT website for details regarding the scope of the CDT and its training programme.  

Open days

Visit our Faculty of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Research page to register for our upcoming webinar for prospective applicants and learn about the steps you need to take to start your journey to postgraduate research.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): Band A £4,786; Band B £7,000; Band C £10,000; Band D £14,500; Band E £24,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £28,000; Band B £30,000; Band C £35,500; Band D £43,000; Band E £57,000

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

Contact details

Department of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Research Admissions Team
+44 (0) 161 529 3049

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