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EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2024/25: Electronic & Electrical Engineering


Key facts

Monday 29 April 2024
Funding start date
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
Doctoral training partnership
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Becoming an innovator in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds!<br /> <br /> For 2024/25 entry, we are offering 3 talented budding researchers the opportunity to join our thriving community of leading researchers within the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.<br /> <br /> These are highly competitive EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships offering the award of fees, together with a tax-free maintenance grant (currently 18,622 GBP for academic session 2023/24) for 3.5 years. Training and support will also be provided.<br /> <br /> This opportunity is open to UK applicants only. All candidates will be placed into the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition and selection is based on academic merit.<br /> <br /> Please note that whilst you may be successful in securing an academic offer for any project linked to this funding opportunity, this does not mean that you have been successful in securing an offer of funding. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.<br /> <br /> EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships are linked to specific projects and links to these projects are below in the Linked Project Opportunities section.<br />

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p style="margin-bottom:11px">Please refer to the <a href="">UKCISA</a> website for information regarding Fee Status for Non-UK Nationals.</p> <p><strong>Why do your PhD at Leeds?</strong></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><strong>&lsquo;World-leading research environment (REF 2021)</strong></p> <p>At Leeds, our research in major engineering disciplines, mathematics and physical sciences addresses the most prevalent real-world challenges &ndash; providing solutions that have had both a national and global impact.</p> <p><strong>Study in an active research environment</strong></p> <p>Studying your PhD with us means you&rsquo;ll be working in a professional research environment, using UK-leading facilities to bring your project to life &ndash; alongside active researchers who are at the forefront of their area.</p> <p><strong>A strong network of support</strong></p> <p>The Leeds Doctoral College connects our community of researchers and can offer you the guidance, services and opportunities you&rsquo;ll need to get the most out of your PhD.</p> <p><strong>Close industry links</strong></p> <p>Our partnerships and links to companies and academic institutions give you the opportunity to network at industry talks, seminars and conferences, building connections that&#39;ll benefit your next steps after you complete your PhD.</p> <p><strong>Professional skills development</strong></p> <p>We think of the whole picture at Leeds. That&rsquo;s why we offer a range of workshops and courses that&#39;ll enhance your skillset further and transfer into your professional career.</p> <p><strong>Personal and wellbeing services</strong></p> <p>Mental health and wellbeing support are integral to who we are at Leeds and you&rsquo;ll have access to the full range of services we offer to ensure you&rsquo;re feeling your best &ndash; and reaching your potential in your studies.</p> <p><strong>Join our global community</strong></p> <p>We welcome students, researchers, academics, partners and alumni from more than 140 countries, all over the world. This means, as a university, we&rsquo;re bringing together different cultures and perspectives which helps strengthen our research &ndash; and societal impact.</p>

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<p><a href="">School of Electronic &amp; Electrical Engineering</a></p> <p><strong>Selection Process:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Applications will be processed after the closing date of 29 April&nbsp;2024 (please ensure that all documentation to support your application is submitted by this date)</li> <li>Once processed, applications will be circulated to supervisors who will shortlist and interview</li> <li>Please note that you&nbsp;may be considered for an academic offer, however, you may not be considered for funding, these are 2 separate processes</li> <li>Supervisors will select their top candidates and put them forward to be considered for EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Funding by the School Selection Panel</li> <li>The School Selection Panel will take place&nbsp;to determine the&nbsp;candidates who will be awarded&nbsp;funding, along with reserve candidates</li> <li>Academic and funding offers to be issued&nbsp;by&nbsp;no later than 21 June&nbsp;2024</li> <li>Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by no later than 28 June&nbsp;2024.</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the University&rsquo;s website. Please state clearly in the Planned Course of Study section that you are applying for <em><strong>EPSRC DTP Engineering &amp; Physical Sciences</strong></em>&nbsp;(if you do not apply under this programme code, your application will not be considered), in the Research Area, <em><strong>the project you wish to apply for (please see below for eligible projects)</strong></em> and that the funding you wish to be considered for is <em><strong>EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2024/25: Electronic &amp; Electrical Engineering</strong></em>.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p> <p>Applications will be considered after the deadline. &nbsp;Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the supervisors for an informal discussion before making a formal application. &nbsp;We also advise that you apply at the earliest opportunity as the application and selection process may close early, should we receive a sufficient number of applications or that a suitable candidate is appointed.</p> <p>Please note that you must provide the following documents in support of your application by the closing date of 29 April 2024:</p> <ul> <li>Full Transcripts of all degree study or if in final year of study, full transcripts to date</li> <li>Personal Statement outlining your interest in the project</li> <li>CV</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p style="margin-bottom:11px">For further information about this Scholarship, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by email to <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>For information about the specific projects, please refer to the linked projects below for contact details of individual supervisors.</p>

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