PhD Fusion Energy CDT Materials / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2023

How to apply

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.

We suggest that you select up to three projects that you would be interested in applying for: some supervisors may already have a candidate in mind and when multiple candidates are being considered, additional options will help us to match each candidate to the most suitable project.

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. EU nationals resident in the UK more than three years can be considered for most projects. It may also be possible to consider exceptional EU candidates, but an early application would need to be considered.

Closing date for applications:  January 31st 2022.

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

Advice to applicants

Equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to the success of The University of Manchester, and is at the heart of all of our activities.

We know that diversity strengthens our research community, leading to enhanced research creativity, productivity and quality, and societal and economic impact.

We actively encourage applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender status.

We also support applications from those returning from a career break or other roles. We consider offering flexible study arrangements (including part-time: 50%, 60% or 80%, depending on the project/funder), carer support funds for conferences, and peer support networks for parents and carers.

All appointments are made on merit.

The University of Manchester and our external partners are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

CAS Information

Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.

If you have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 visa as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, please send a copy of your previous CAS statement to us as it will assist with the issue of your new CAS statement. This includes study in the UK on study abroad programmes and any study that you did not complete.

You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course. The Admissions Team will contact you at the appropriate time.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.