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Mobility systems are rapidly evolving, driven by technological advances, social trends and economic models. Both public and private agencies have a pivotal role to play in shaping these changes and this new cohort-focused centre, with direct industrial involvement, responds to these emerging sectoral skills needs.

The future of mobility is changing – get on board!

About the Centre
The CDT will develop multidisciplinary future research leaders with the creativity, skills and in-depth knowledge to transform the mobility of people and goods for the benefit of UK society and industry in an electrically intensive energy future.

The centre is multidisciplinary, inviting students with strong backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, computer science, geography, socio-technical studies, business or other relevant discipline areas, to apply.

About the Programme

The university will deliver interdisciplinary training with students selecting modules from the Engineering and Manufacturing MSc programmes. All students will also study modules on research skills. business, ethics, social responsibility and policy.

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 year one entrants being based at Warwick, establishing a “sense of cohort and shared research mission”. During the four-year programme, each graduate will spend extended periods working with their chosen industrial partner on real-world industrial research.

The programme is designed to exploit the first-class research expertise and facilities of the School of Engineering and WMG, with extensive direct industrial input and training delivery embedded throughout. Please see the overview of the course here.

The CDT covers two key research streams:

Stream 1: Wide Bandgap Power Electronics

This stream focuses on the underpinning technologies for mobility applications and their connectivity to electrical power grids and networks through the emerging UK industry in Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics.

Please visit the Power Electronics Applications and Technology in Energy Research (PEATER) Group webpage for more specific information on research areas at;

Stream 2: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

This stream focuses on the deployment of advances in Connected and Autonomous vehicles to address a variety of national needs such as improving safety, energy efficiency, comfort and convenience. For more specific information about the areas of interest, please visit our Intelligent Vehicle Research web page at: opens in a new window.

Some of the areas of interest in this stream include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

I) Virtual/physical validation frameworks, and CAV certification;
II) sensing and processing systems for the perception/localisation and control techniques of autonomous vehicles;
III) V2X systems and mobile edge computing,
IV) Cyber Security, trust and privacy aspects of CAV technologies;
V) Business models and ethical considerations; and
VI) Human factors in designing autonomous driving systems.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.1 in any discipline or 2.2 at the undergraduate level with an MSc at merit level in a relevant subject area

Band A course English Requirements - see

Available to UK students* for October 2023 entry, a full award will cover:-

  • 100% tuition fees for 4 years at the UK fee level.
  • Stipend – In 2023/24 - standard stipend of £18,200. An enhanced stipend top-up to a maximum of £23,000 (tax-free) per annum, subject to an industrial sponsorship contract.

*Exceptional International applicants will be considered, the full fee award may not apply. Self-funded applications are invited.

How to apply

  • Complete a Stage 1 application 'Expression of Interest'. The deadline is 31st January 2023.
  • If your Stage 1 application is successful, you will be invited to interview with proposed supervisors and possible industrial sponsors in late Spring 2023.
  • Those who are successful at the interview stage will then be invited to submit a full application. Offers will be made subject to the University of Warwick entry requirements.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us. Details are available here.

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