Why study within our CDT?
The training programme consists of a first year combining taught courses and research projects, leading to the award of an MSc. In years two to four, students will progress
to the PhD component where the emphasis will shift to research. Structured training is delivered by a number of routes, which include open question sandpits, master classes, seminars, journal clubs and an annual retreat. Students will also be able to undertake
internships at a broad range of industrial and international academic partners.
The Centre for Doctoral Training CANES offers:
- An innovative programme of teaching, delivered by academics with a vast range of expertise in non-equilibrium systems across the Faculties of Natural and
Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine and Social Science and Public Policy.
- High quality training in a broad range of transferable skills, public engagement and outreach activities.
- A cohort approach to learning.
- Student led choice of research project.
- An interdisciplinary pool of supervisors directing a wide range of cutting-edge and challenging research projects in the rapidly developing and exciting
field of non-equilibrium systems.
Who should apply?
Excellent undergraduates holding or expecting to gain a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent international qualification) with First Class honours in a relevant discipline
including mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, biophysics, geophysical sciences and computer science. A 2:1 (upper second class) honours degree (or international equivalent) may be acceptable depending on the candidate's academic
background, including e.g. strong performance (predicted or achieved) in a Master's degree.
A strong background in quantitative science will be essential for students to take full advantage of the CANES training programme.
The Centre funds around 10 studentships each year. Each studentship is funded for 4 years. Funding covers:
- A tax-free stipend of around £16,000 per year.
- Tuition fees.
- A generous conference travel and internship fund.
The programme can support UK applicants as well as a limited number of students from the EU and overseas.
How to apply
For further details and how to apply visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/canes
The list of potential CANES PhD projects is also available on-line; however please consider that more will be added around mid-January 2017 so interested candidates
are invited to check the website regularly.
Application deadline: Interested candidates should apply by 20 February 2017. Applications received after this date will be considered where
possible, particularly for candidates from outside the UK who may have later local deadlines.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to the CANES Centre Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).