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Study with Warwick Analytical Science CDT

In this CDT, we are recruiting students to PhD training in experimental analytical science. All projects will involve supervision input from an external partner, i.e., one of the industry companies supporting the CDT or an external research organisation, e.g., the Diamond, ILL and ISIS X-ray and neutron sources. Four years funding is provided, with two recruitment routes offered:

1+3: MSc followed by PhD, with the choice of the PhD project made during the MSc (during the second 10-week project)


Direct recruitment to a specific PhD project, with 60 CATS of MSc modules taken in the first year of the PhD (leading to a certificate). See the PhD projects page for the list of specific projects for which we are currently recruiting.

Applying to study

We invite applications from recent graduates with a strong first degree in any related discipline, including Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics and Statistics.

Studentships are available for UK citizens for 2019 entry (full fees + consumables budget and minimum £14k stipend). EU and overseas students can apply for a limited number of stipends covering tuition fees. Applications are invited throughout the year.

Optional route: MSc + PhD (1+3 Years)

Year 1: MSc Analytical Science

Rigorous MSc programme comprising of taught modules in frontier analytical techniques including electrochemistry and sensors, magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, microscopy & imaging, separation science, X-ray and neutron that link to underpinning modules in, e.g., chemistry and statistics, together with group-based as well as individual-based research projects.

Years 2–4: Multidisciplinary PhD in Analytical Science

A wide pool of supervisors from Chemistry & Physics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Medicine and Statistics, as well as industrial partners from the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, additives, energy sectors and instrument manufacturers. Each MSc or PhD research project will be aimed at the creation of new instrumentation and techniques or improvements to existing methods to solve real-world problems that cannot be tackled now.


Optional Route: PhD with integrated training (4 Years)

Students following this route will be recruited directly to a specific PhD project with 4 years funding. They will undertake to study 60 CATS of MSc modules during the first year of the PhD (leading to a certificate). Students will be able to choose MSc modules from within the Chemistry and Physics PGT portfolio.

You can see a list of current PhD projects on offer here: PhD Projects