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ICO Nuclear Energy Centre for Doctoral Training funded

last modified Apr 01, 2014 03:09 PM

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 ( or consult the ICO CDT website: