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About the Centre

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Diamond Science & Technology (DST) brings together leading academics from nine partner universities and industrialists from more than 30 companies, to deliver research excellence and a unique, comprehensive training package in DST.

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The Centre will recruit five cohorts of at least twelve students, adopting a 1 year (MSc) + 3 year (PhD) training programme. The students will undertake a specially designed MSc in Diamond Science and Technology at Warwick, which focuses on the fundamentals of material science, from the classical to the quantum, but with an emphasis on diamond and related materials. The cross-disciplinary PhD programme will take place at one of the eight universities.

DST Course Structure

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About the Programme

The university consortium delivers interdisciplinary training through an innovative MSc programme, leading on to a cross-disciplinary PhD, exploiting the first-class research facilities of the academic partners, with direct industrial input embedded throughout. This aspect is crucial to help bridge the valley of death between research and successful product innovation.

The programme is structured to deliver cohort-based training, offering significant student benefits by promoting cross-disciplinary interactions and creating a stimulating and supportive network.This is achieved by basing the MSc at Warwick, establishing a “sense of cohort and shared research mission” from day one. During the four year programme, each graduate will spend an extended period working in at least three different research environments, at three different institutions, one of which could be industry, maximising their access to the best equipment, expertise, and formative inter-disciplinary experiences.

DST Aims

Graduates will emerge, trained with expertise across disciplines covering synthesis, material science, modelling, characterisation, engineering, device integration and material processing, entrepreneurship and possessing a skill base where every aspect from plasma science to building sensors is captured, developed and communicated.