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Centres for Doctoral Training

We offer several interdisciplinary Centres for Doctoral Training, which aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle today's global issues. They bring together various areas of expertise and offer a dynamic environment for PhD student training.



Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence

CADRE is the PhD training and development hub for the Faculty of Arts at Warwick. PhD students from every department across the Faculty of Arts are automatically given membership of the centre, and encouraged to take full advantage of its interdisciplinary events and networks.


Central England NERC Training Alliance

CENTA stands for Central England NERC
Training Alliance, a consortium of Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council.


Centre for Complexity Science

The Centre for Complexity Science is training a new generation of complexity scientists at PhD level, teaching knowledge and skills to understand, control and design complex systems.


Diamond Science and Technology Centre for Doctoral Training

The Diamond Science and Technology Centre for Doctoral Training is one of the newest CDTs funded by EPSRC and industry, and has diamond-based research at the core of all activities. The Centre involves a consortium of eight UK universities and over 30 companies keen to exploit the vast potential of diamond, along with many international partners.


Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP

We're one of just 21 institutions to be awarded a national Centre for Doctoral Training funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Established in 2011, Warwick's ESRC CDT covers 19 subject areas across the social sciences, providing financial and research support to a number of students looking to improve their skills and knowledge through postgradute study.


Centre for High Value, Low Environmental Impact Manufacturing

This CDT, run by WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), aims to create a future generation of manufacturing leaders with the high-level know-how and research experience that is essential to compete in a global environment defined by high impact and low carbon.


Integrated Magnetic Resonance Centre for Doctoral Training

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Magnetic Resonance (iMR) involves internationally-leading researchers at the Universities of Warwick, St Andrews/Dundee, Southampton, Nottingham and Aberdeen as well as all the major industrial Magnetic Resonance companies.

The Centre offers a range of modules, providing training in Magnetic Resonance as well as other key elements related to implementing new technologies, such as understanding the innovation chain.


Mathematics and Statistics Doctoral Training Centre (MASDOC)

MASDOC is one of the first Centres for Doctoral Training dedicated to mathematical sciences, and is run jointly between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics.

The MASDOC doctoral training programme has a broad scope, but is rooted in four themes: analysis, computation and numerical analysis, probability, and statistics. Its aim is to create a new generation of highly employable researchers who will contribute to the long-term scientific, technological and economic wellbeing of the UK.


Mathematics for Real-World Systems Centre for Doctoral Training

MathSys is dedicated to tackling real-world problems that require the development of novel mathematics. We learn of these problems through our interaction with external partners from industry, finance and health, who represent some of the leading establishments in the UK.






Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

The MIBTP is a BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)-funded Doctoral Training Partnership between Warwick, the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester. MIBTP has an ambitious vision to deliver innovative, world-class research across the Life Sciences to boost the growing Bioeconomy in the Midlands and across the UK.


Molecular Analytical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training

This CDT will produce a new generation of Analytical Scientists. With the world-leading facilities and expertise at Warwick at their disposal, our students will graduate with a unique combination of skills in exploiting synergies between different experimental methods and in harnessing the power of combining data collection with experimental design, statistical analysis, modelling, and simulation.


Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells (MOAC)

The MOAC Centre for Doctoral Training was established in 2003 to catalyse research and training at Warwick across the physical/life sciences interface.

It was formed in response to the EPSRC’s aim to embed physical sciences methodologies into solving biological sciences problems.


MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

The Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research is an international cross-institutional endeavour creating future scientific leaders trained in quantitative and interdisciplinary skills.

The programme focuses on addressing important biomedical questions in the key areas of Quantitative Cellular Dynamics and Molecular Microbiology.


OxWaSP - The Oxford Warwick Statistics Programme

The Oxford-Warwick Centre is dedicated to providing the organisation, environment and personnel needed to develop the future industrial and academic research leaders in statistics for modern day science, engineering and commerce, all exemplified by 'big data'.


Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing

This CDT opened in September 2014 and is a partnership between the Universities of Warwick, Exeter and Cranfield. The Centre offers an EngD International qualification in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing and will address industry-driven research challenges such as establishing natural or recovered materials as feed-stocks; reducing process inputs and outputs without compromising performance or economic viability; extracting high value materials from waste streams; and ultimately establishing economic and environmental sustainability.


Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training

The EPSRC & BBSRC Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (SynBioCDT) is a 4-year doctoral programme that offers training in the new field of Synthetic Biology, the 'Engineering of Biology'. This centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Warwick, Oxford and Bristol.

We encourage applications from students with a wide range of academic backgrounds, including Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Plant Sciences, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics and Computing.



Systems Biology Centre for Doctoral Training

Systems Biology Centre for Doctoral Training students in this DTC receive state-of-the-art training in systems biology research and carry out a wide range of exciting PhD projects focusing on model bacterial, animal and plant systems.

Training at the centre involves both the mathematical, statistical and computational skills specifically required to underpin systems biology research and the laboratory and data collection skills required to work with biological problems at a system-wide level.


Bridges Programme

The Bridges CDT aims to provide PhD students with deep knowledge of contemporary research questions in the social sciences, and rigorous training in the mathematical and computational approaches needed to answer them. This programme is open to students interested in any area of the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology) or mathematical sciences (e.g., Statistics, Complex Systems, or Computer Science), and who are interested in bridging the boundaries between these domains.