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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product

PGR-F-67

Key facts

Deadline
Friday 19 June 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
10
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
Centre for doctoral training
Key staff
Professor Elaine Martin
Schools
School of Chemical and Process Engineering
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product will train tomorrow&rsquo;s research leaders with the skills and know-how in designing, characterising and developing the next generation of chemical and material based products.

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

<p>The vision is to underpin a &lsquo;design and supply&rsquo; paradigm instead of the current road map of inventing, developing then manufacturing. This approach will assist industry to mitigate against wasted development time and costs and to focus on products and processes where the risk of failure is reduced.</p> <p>The research projects range from original research delivered entirely within an academic environment through to fundamental research in partnership with industry.</p> <h3>Benefits</h3> <ul> <li>Interdisciplinary training programme supervised by world class researchers</li> <li>Key professional skills training with a focus on decision making, innovation and enterprise</li> <li>Industrial research placement opportunities</li> <li>The University has world-leading strengths in analytical science and associated facilities within the Bragg Centre</li> <li>Benefit from partnerships with the Sir Henry Royce Institute and Diamond Light Source</li> <li>Join research collaborations and training placements at universities and organisations from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia</li> </ul> <h3>Funding</h3> <p>A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (&pound;4,600), together with a maintenance grant (&pound;15,285)&nbsp;paid at standard Research Council rates. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.</p>

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Faculty information</h2>

<p>Please visit the <a href="https://moleculestoproduct.leeds.ac.uk/">Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product</a> for more information on the programme.</p>

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

<p>You can apply for your <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">research degree online</a>. 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 personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4)</li> <li>Transcripts and certificates for all degree-level qualifications</li> </ul> <p>Important information: please add the title of CDT Molecules to Product in both the &lsquo;funding&rsquo; and &lsquo;research area/title&rsquo; section of the application form.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/123100/admissions/143/entry_requirements">minimum English Language requirements</a>.</p>

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

Applicants to this research degree programmes should have a minimum of 2:1 for MEng, MChem, MPhys (i.e. an enhanced 4 year degree), or 2:1 with a Merit MSc equivalent from areas including but not limited to: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics and Food Science. &nbsp;We will also consider applicants with Bachelor degree with 1st Class Hons with a minimum of 2 years experience in industry.

<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.

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

<p>For further information on the research area, please contact the CDT support:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:moleculestoproduct@leeds.ac.uk">moleculestoproduct@leeds.ac.uk</a></p> <p>For further information on applying please contact the Doctoral College Admissions:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 5057.</p> <p><em>We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. &nbsp;All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p> <div id="ritekit-alerts">&nbsp;</div>