PhD Integrated Catalysis CDT / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
4 Years Full Time
Entry requirements
A First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a scientific or engineering discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Candidates will need to complete the  online application form which is generic for all postgraduate research degrees. Applications to the iCAT CDT do not require you to write a research proposal or to choose a supervisor; you will select your research project six months after the programme starts.

In order for your application to reach the iCAT CDT, on the 'Create a New Postgraduate Application' page, please select from the drop-down menus:

Institution: The University of Manchester

Academic Career:  Postgraduate Research

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Program Description: (search for 'integrated', 'catalysis' or 'cdt', and then select) PhD Integrated Catalysis CDT

Programme options

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

Programme overview

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Catalysis (iCAT) is a four-year PhD programme which provides students with tools and techniques to transform the way molecules are made, by linking chemocatalysis, biocatalysis and process engineering.

Students admitted to the iCAT CDT will be fully funded: fees will be covered and they will receive a tax-free stipend based on the UKRI minimum rate; additionally, students will be entitled to a research training support grant, to be spent on travel and consumables related to their research.


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

  • PGDip (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.

Contact details

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contact name
Paulina Hoyos (iCAT CDT Manager)

The Faculty of Science and Engineering has a well-established and long-standing history for excellence. The nine Departments that make up the Faculty all have a strong reputation for teaching and learning, and for producing employable graduates. Our programmes, including our `Integrated Foundation Year', are designed to provide flexibility of choice and are continually revised to reflect new development in each subject area allowing you to work at the cutting edge of science and engineering.

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