Students are recruited to either:
1+3 years: MSc followed by PhD project in specific research area
4 years Direct start PhD project with an external partner
Applications are invited on a rolling basis up to deadlines of January 31st / March 31st / May 31st / July 15th / September 1st. Applicants are encouraged to apply early since popular projects may be allocated before the close of the application window.
Step 1: Initial application to the CDT is via this form, where you indicate an interest in up to three of the available projects. At this point, to avoid any unconscious bias, your application and transcript will be anonymised during the first screening by CDT academics. If you wish you can submit a CV that does not contain your name or information about gender. We appreciate that it is not possible for you to alter all documents, e.g. official transcripts in this manner. In that case all the submitted documents will be anonymised by the CDT administrative staff, who do not make selection decisions.
Step 2: Our target is to provide a response to your application as soon as possible, normally within 4 weeks, as to whether you are invited to the next stage of the application procedure (Where response times are stated here, they correspond to during University of Warwick term time, these may be longer outside term time due to staff availability.)
Step 3: The next stage of the application procedure is a Skype interview of approximately 30 minutes duration with the CDT Director or MSc Director and another member of Warwick academic staff associated with the project. The timing of this Skype interview may vary for the different advertised positions (as a function of the applications received). In any case, the invitation to a skype interview will be within 4 weeks of the next application deadline [January 31st / March 31st / May 31st / July 15th / September 1st]. You are encouraged to apply early since popular projects may be allocated before the close of the application window.
Step 4: You will be notified of the outcome of the Skype interview as soon as possible, normally within 4 weeks. In the final stage of the process, successful applicants will be invited to make a formal application on the Warwick Universal Application system and to visit Warwick for a final in-person interview, where you will also be able to meet with current students and view the facilities. You will be notified of the final outcome as soon as possible, normally within 4 weeks after your visit to the CDT.
To be eligible for a full award an applicant must have:
Fees only award:
Applicants from EU countries other than the UK are generally eligible for a fees-only award. To be eligible for a fees-only award an applicant must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU, in the same way as UK residents must be ordinarily resident in the UK. The University can offer eligible EU nationals additional funding to cover living and research costs.