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HetSys PhD Applications

17th May 2021:

Please be aware that the CDT has now filled all of our funded places for entry and there are no studentships remaining for the 2021/22 academic year.

We expect the admissions process for the 2022/23 academic year to open in Autumn 2021 and details of available projects will appear here once the applications system re-opens. If you have any queries, please email and the team will be happy to help.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic students from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. We require at least a 2(i) honours degree at BSc or an integrated masters degree (e.g. MPhys, MChem, MSci, MEng etc.) in a physical sciences, mathematics or engineering discipline.

Application Process

*Please note that Admissions for 2021/22 are now closed as we have filled all of our funded places. The applications process for 2022/23 is expected to open in Autumn 2021 and details will appear here in due course.*

All applications must be made using the central university postgraduate application form.

Please read the postgraduate step by step guide for help with the application process. The course code is P-F343 (PhD - Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems). Please include 'HetSys' for the 'Research Group or area of interest', and add 'HetSys' along with the title of the PhD research project or projects that you are interested in.

In the Research Proposal section of the application form, there is no need to upload a proposal. Instead, please nominate 1-3 projects you are interested in, in order of preference.

Forward the confirmation of your application to

There is no formal deadline by which applications must be submitted, but applicants should note that applications can only be considered once all supporting documentation has been received, and that both places to study and available funding will be limited. Therefore early submission of your application to study is encouraged.


If you wish to apply for a funded place, please visit our Funding information page for further details. Please be aware that the CDT has now filled all of our funded places for entry and there are no studentships remaining for the 2021/22 academic year. The applications system for the 2022/23 academic year is expected to re-open in Autumn 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions about the application process? Please see our frequently asked questions page to see some answers to some of the most common queries.

Informal Enquiries

For informal enquires use the form below, email or call +44 (0)24 7615 1705.

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