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Bragg Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials Research

PGR-F-77

Key facts

Deadline
Friday 3 January 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
5
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
Doctoral training partnership
Key staff
Professor Edmund Linfield
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Five PhD studentships with the Bragg Centre to tackle fundamental and applied problems to create new and improve existing materials. These will address fundamental and applied problems across design, characterisation, fabrication and modelling. The Centre comprises around 150 members from over ten Schools and has had continued investment in excellent facilities and infrastructure, including a new building opening in 2020, to ensure that our staff and students benefit from state-of-the-art, high quality equipment and laboratories. We are a founding partner of the Henry Royce Institute, the UK&rsquo;s Institute for Advanced Materials.

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

<p>Research into the design, characterisation, fabrication and modelling of new and improved materials is vital to meet societal and economic challenges across almost every aspect of life. Electronics, food, transport, construction, manufacturing and healthcare are just some of the sectors that benefit from scientific and engineering excellence in materials.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg">Bragg Centre for Materials Research</a> is offering five PhD studentships to tackle fundamental and applied problems across a wide range of academic areas with the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research.</p> <p>The Centre comprises around 150 members from over ten Schools and has had continued investment in excellent facilities and infrastructure, including a new building opening in 2020, to ensure that our staff and students benefit from state-of-the-art, high quality equipment and laboratories. We are also a founding partner of the Henry Royce Institute, the UK&rsquo;s Institute for Advanced Materials.</p> <p>The projects are funded by the Engineering &amp; Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnerships and will run for 3.5 years. A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (&pound;4,500 in Session 2019/20), together with a maintenance grant (&pound;15,009 in Session 2019/20) 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. Other terms and conditions of these studentships may be found here: <a href="https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/dta/grants/">https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/dta/grants/</a>.</p> <p>Please see the linked project opportunities below for the links to each of the projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&rsquo;website</a>. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is Bragg Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials Research.</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>We welcome 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. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></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 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>For queries relating to the research opportunity, please contact the Doctoral College Admissions.</p> <p>e: <a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>t: +44 (0)113 343 5057</p>


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