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 31 / March 31 / May 31 / July 15 / August 15 / September 1 each year. 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. Please do not apply via Warwick Universal Application system at this stage; an application should only be made on that system following personal invitation from the CDT Director.
Step 2: Our target is to provide a response to your application as soon as possible, normally within 4 weeks, as to whether your application is progressing to the next stage of the application process. (Where response times are stated here, they correspond to the University of Warwick's term dates. Response times may be longer outside of term time due to staff availability).
Step 3: The next stage of the application process is an online interview of approximately 30 minutes duration with the CDT Director or MSc Director and another member of academic staff associated with the project. The timing of this online 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 31 / March 31 / May 31 / July 15 / August 15, September 1]. 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 online 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 the final interview.
The AS CDT is only able to provide a funding at the Home rate of fee.
The University of Warwick will use the guidance published by UKCISA to make an assessment of your fee status.
The guidance can be found at:
Making a formal application on the Warwick Universal Application system
Once you have had a first interview, and only upon invitation from the CDT Director, please apply via the online application formLink opens in a new window, selecting Chemistry on screen 1.
a) For the direct start PhD route, select the course Analytical Science (PhD) F1P9;
b) For the 1+3 route, select Molecular Analytical Science (MSc) F1PL.
From here you will be taken through to a third screen, please select the option Analytical Science.
Filling out the online form
You will be asked to upload a research proposal as part of your application; this is not an AS CDT requirement so feel free to upload a CV here instead, or to write "n/a".
In the funding section of the form please enter AS CDT and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also notify AS CDT of your application by email to email@example.com.
If you wish to see what our graduates have gone on to do on completion of their research degree, visit our Alumni pages.