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Funded training programmes

Our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) provide exciting, innovative funded training programmes for talented PhD students.

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The application process

There are three ways to apply for a PhD. See our applying essentials page if you're ready to apply.


Funded training programmes

Centres for Doctoral Training

We're building a community of doctoral researchers funded through our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs), Industrial Doctoral Centres (IDCs) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). You can apply direct to a training centre or in some cases to the University.

Arts and humanities

White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities

Energy and sustainability (food, climate, carbon capture and environment)

Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment DTP

Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Energy: E-Futures DTC

Energy Storage and its Applications, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

Photovoltaics Centre for Doctoral Training

Water: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering and Water Sector – STREAM

Industry, science and engineering

Advanced Metallic Systems, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Control and Systems Engineering CDT

Integrated Tribology, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Machining Science, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Polymers, Soft Matter and Colloids, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Engineering and Water Sector, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in (STREAM)

Medicine and health

MRC Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) Doctoral Training Partnership

Molecular and cellular biosciences

Mechanistic Biology and its strategic application, White Rose DTP in

Public health

Public Health, Economics and Decision Science, Wellcome Trust DTC

Social sciences

White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre

Doctoral Training Centre website