On the 9th January 2014, David Willets (Minister of State for Universities & Science) announced the Government’s funding of a further 19 EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). CNEC members collaborating with Imperial College London and The Open University have secured funding for a joint CDT in Nuclear Energy that will train approximately 60 PhDs in Nuclear Energy over the next 8 years (5 cohorts beginning from 2014 – 2018). This is a new Nuclear CDT and complements the existing Nuclear CDT led by the University of Manchester, which was also renewed in the current round. Thus, it represents a significant increase in training capacity for Nuclear PhDs in the UK.
These studentships include a first year taught MSc in Nuclear Energy hosted at Imperial College that includes a research project to provide a taster of future PhD research. Following successful completion of the MSc, the student will then conduct a three-year research project supervised by academics at Imperial College, the University of Cambridge or the Open University studying a real world problem.
In the first instance, interested candidates should contact the Cambridge Co-Director Dr Ian Farnan (email@example.com) or consult the ICO CDT website: