PhD application deadline 31 March 2020.

We currently have fully funded PhD projects available for start in September 2020.

If you are a final year UG and unsure as to whether you would like to do a PhD or not, you may wish to consider our summer student placement scheme prior making a decision with reagrds to the PhD application.

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

Artificial Magnetic Conductor Surfaces for Conformal Antenna Design (3884) (†)


Beaming light in new directions - metasurfaces for tuneable control optics (3449) (*)

Laser implosion fusion for clean energy generation (3450) (†) AWE PLC
Making the world sound better – acoustic metamaterials for manipulating sound in air and underwater (3441) (†) Dstl
Miniaturised helical antennas for superdirectivity (3885) (†) Dstl
New metasurfaces for acoustic control (3456) (*) QinetiQ
Next generation metasurfaces: tensorial surfaces for novel antenna functionality (3398) (†) Dstl
Quantum Nano-photonics – the science and technology of new sources of light (3802) ---
Smaller, Lighter, More Energy Efficient – using metamaterials and 3D printing to push antennas to the limits (3444) (†) Thales

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

PhD project application process

Please read the information about the application process carefully. Applications that do not comply with the outlined specifications cannot be considered.

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.   

Application deadline: 31 March 2020.