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EPSRC Centre For Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics


Key facts

Monday 3 April 2023
Funding start date
Sunday 1 October 2023
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
Centre for doctoral training
Key staff
Professor Peter Jimack
Additional staff
Professor Cath Noakes, Professor Steve Tobias, Dr Andrew Ross
School of Computing
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4-year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics.<br />

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

<p>The <a href="">Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics</a> offers a four year programme that combines an integrated MSc (completed over the first two years) paired with a three year PhD-level research programme. This gives you a combination of bespoke taught modules and inter-disciplinary research training.</p> <p>You will be part of a supportive cohort of research students with different academic backgrounds, all focusing on different aspects of Fluid Dynamics.</p> <p>During the taught aspects of your course you will receive a range of tailored seminars, lectures and practical laboratories to cover the computational, experimental and analytical aspects of Fluid Dynamics. This provides you with a strong background to the fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics, thus significantly broadening the PhD topics you can choose from.</p> <p>In addition, you will have access to a wide range of personal development activities. These include attending and contributing to regular seminar series, workshops, conferences and training events. Your PhD research will be supported by supervisors from at least two different participating Schools, providing you with the opportunity to take part in interdisciplinary study.</p> <p>You will also have the opportunity to work alongside either an international academic or industrial partner for an extended placement. Indeed, the CDT has strong industrial participation by companies such as BAE Systems, Dupont Teijin Films, JBA Consulting, Sandvik and Sellafield. Visit <a href=""></a> for a list of industrial partners.</p> <p>The major research areas of the CDT are encompassed in six cross-disciplinary themes:</p> <ul> <li>Energy and Transport</li> <li>Environmental Flows</li> <li>Geophysical and Astrophysical Flows</li> <li>Biomedical Flows</li> <li>Industrial Processes</li> <li>Underpinning Methods for Fluid Dynamics</li> </ul> <p>Fluid Dynamics is central to many organisations and the need for highly skilled employees, with a broad and deep knowledge of fluid flow, is growing rapidly. Fluid dynamics sits at the centre of our lives. The weather we experience, the products we use, the food we eat, cars we drive, medical care we receive all depend on fluid dynamics.</p> <p>The ability to measure, model and predict fluid flows is therefore critically important to the innovation of processes and products across almost all industries, and to the monitoring and prediction of environmental processes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Entry requirements</strong></p> <p>A degree equivalent to a UK first class honours, or a high upper second class, in an engineering, mathematics or science discipline.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <p>There are a number of highly competitive EPSRC Fully Funded Studentship Awards for Session 2023/24 covering the full cost of University Fees plus Maintenance that are associated with CDTs. &nbsp;Applications are open to all applicants, with opportunities for Non-UK Fee rated applicants limited by UKRI. A full standard studentship consists of academic fees for each academic session, together with a maintenance grant of &pound;17,668 (currently for academic session 2022/23).&nbsp; UKRI will announce the value of the maintenance grant for 2023/24 in the near future.</p> <p>There are also a limited number of places available to Non-UK Fee rated applicants who are able to self-fund their own study or who are funded by an external sponsor.&nbsp;Please note that in this case you <strong><span class="underline_text">must</span></strong> be able to evidence that you have secured funding (either personal or via your external sponsor) for the full 4 years of the CDT programme.</p> <p><strong>Important:</strong>&nbsp; Any costs associated with your arrival at the University of Leeds to start your PhD including flights, immigration health surcharge/medical insurance and Visa costs are <strong>not </strong>covered under this studentship.</p> <p>We are able to consider flexibility in how the programme is studied for those students unable to join the programme as a full time student. Please get in touch with us if you would like to explore this.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD)</strong></p> <p>CDT students will also benefit from membership of the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD), a cross-disciplinary research institute bringing together the expertise of over 200 researchers from 12 Schools in 4 Faculties at the University of Leeds. The institute provides a hub to facilitate world-leading research and education in fluid dynamics and to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to complex flow challenges. Further information: <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Please visit the <a href="">Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics</a> for more information on the programme.</p> <p>The closing date is 3 April 2023 at 23:59 (UK Time).</p>

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

<p>You can apply for your <a href="">research degree online</a>&nbsp;, <strong>selecting programme code EPSRC CDT Fluid Dynamics</strong>. Make sure you complete the application form as fully as you can. You&rsquo;re required to provide the following information:</p> <ul> <li>CV</li> <li><a href="">A personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4)</a> &ndash;&nbsp;the form can be found under the &lsquo;How to Apply&rsquo; section.</li> <li>Transcripts and certificates for all degree-level qualifications</li> </ul> <p>Important information: please add the title of CDT Fluid Dynamics in both the &lsquo;funding&rsquo; and &lsquo;research area/title&rsquo; section of the application form.</p>

<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. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. 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 the Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics is an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with not less than 5.5 in any skill area or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

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

<p>If you require any further information on the research area, please contact the CDT support:<br /> e: <a href=""></a><br /> t: +44 (0)113 343 5449</p> <p>For further information on applying please contact the Doctoral College Admissions:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 35057.</p>

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