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Fully funded projects

Fees, stipend and research/training budget are provided by the CDT through sponsorship of an industrial partner and/or the College:

Project title Industrial partner Stipend How to apply
Hydroacoustic Metamaterials for Focusing and Filtering Underwater Sound (4439) (*) Atlas Elektronik UK 4 year PhD based in Exeter as part of a permanent full time position - full details in advert
Application is via Atlas Elektronik - full details in advert

All-optical modulation for optical computation and imaging  (4333)(*)

  at least £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

You will apply to the CDT in Metamaterials programme directly.

Please read the information about the application process carefully.

Applications that do not comply with the outlined specifications cannot be considered.

Disentangling the Chiral Clutter: Optically enhanced  rotational spectroscopy (4370)(*)

Leverhulme Trust at least £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, to commence as soon as possible

mm-wave imaging for cancer detection (4369) (*)

QinetiQ at least £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, to commence as soon as possible

Designing materials for controlling fields on the mm scale (4467)(*)

DSTL £17,062 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

(*) Projects marked with an asterisk are limited to UK and Irish applicants only. (†) Projects marked with a dagger are limited to UK and EU applicants only.

Self-funded projects

We welcome applications from self-funded candidates who are interested in working within the remit of the Centre for Metamaterial Research and Innovation. You can explore our current Project Ideas or propose your own. When you apply, you must indicate potential supervisors and upload a description of the research you hope to carry out during your PhD. We recommend that you contact potential supervisors to discuss your plans before submitting an application. In the first instance, please get in touch with Deb Lee, the recruitment administrator for our Centre, via

You can find out more about possible funding routes on the PhD funding webpage.

Information for international applicants

Most non-EEA students coming to study in the UK will need a Tier 4 visa - the UK's main 'student' visa category. Your Tier 4 visa will allow you to stay in the UK for the whole of your course and comes with both privileges and restrictions.