Training the next generation of urban scientists
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Urban Science and Progress offers students an integrated four-year doctoral training programme, which combines PhD research with supporting taught courses in foundational subjects and in transferable skills.
The CDT provides a training environment that is part of a wider international programme (see cusp.nyu.edu), that
offers training alongside international city experts, and that benefits from the support of leading industry practitioners. CDT students will have the opportunity to work alongside a larger student cohort from New York University, CUNY, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Toronto and IIT Mumbai. The CDT will allow students unprecedented access, both in the UK and overseas, to city operations, to utilise existing and newly emerging data streams in order to tackle urban challenges.
Innovative Research Programme
This new and innovative type of doctoral training programme:
- Makes use of multi-institutional collaboration on an international scale;
- Promotes an international student experience – students will work alongside a larger student cohort from New York University, City University New York, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Toronto and IIT Mumbai;
- Allows students unprecedented access, both in the UK and overseas, to city operations, to utilise existing and newly emerging data streams, and to explore and deploy novel urban sensors in order to model world cities as systems of living networks;
- Enables UK students to work alongside industry luminaries, leaders in public service and citizens, to understand, measure and improve urban systems;
- Promises to train 50+ PhDs who have received discipline-defining training from six world-class institutions.
PhD opportunities are available for full and part-time students. Competitive scholarships are available and we welcome enquiries from EU and international students, and those that are government, industry or self-funded. The application process takes about four weeks and involves an informal telephone interview as part of the selection process.
Scholarship applications for 2018 entry - currently suspended - more information follow link.
If you are self-funded and interested in applying, please click here.
For details of the MSc Programme please click here.