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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. We have 14 CDTs actively recruiting cohorts, with eight continuing after appointing their final cohort.

Currently Recruiting

Faculty of Arts

CADRE - Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence

Recruiting through Midlands4Cities. 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. Last Intake 2019.

Midlands4Cities DTP

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. First Intake 2019.

Faculty of Social Sciences

ESRC DTP - Midlands Graduate School

The Midlands Graduate School, led by the University of Warwick supports the professional and personal development of the next generation of social science researchers. Warwick’s consortium partners in the MGS are Aston, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough Universities. First Intake 2017.

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Medicine

Analytical Science CDT

With the world-leading facilities and expertise in Analytical Science at Warwick and partner external facilities 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 and simulation. First Intake 2019.

Computer Science CDT

The CS CDT provides a stimulating research environment for our PhD students, enrich their experience, and strengthen their research quality. The CDT provides opportunities for our PhD students to gain foundational training, specialist knowledge, multi-disciplinary expertise and the leadership skills necessary for computer science researchers. First Intake 2019.

Diamond Science Technology CDT

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. First Intake 2019.

Future Mobility Technologies CDT

The CDT FMT will see the School of Engineering and WMG jointly train cohorts of 10 students who will choose research across two streams: Wide Bandgap Power Electronics (WBG PE) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) whilst working closely with multiple leading companies and organisations. First Intake 2019.

HetSys CDT - Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems

HetSys is an entirely new EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training. It is recruiting enthusiastic students from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. First Intake 2019.

Mathematics & Statistics CDT

The Warwick Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics and Statistics is a new collaboration between the Mathematics Institute and the Department of Statistics starting in 2019. The two departments share a culture of research crossing boundaries within the mathematical sciences and reaching out to other disciplines. First Intake 2019.

MathSys CDT - Mathemtatics for Real-World Systems

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. First Intake 2014.

MIBTP - Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

The MIBTP is a BBSRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership between Warwick, Aston University, the University of Birmingham, Harper Adams Universities 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. First Intake 2020.


The MRC 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 with translational applications in collaboration with both NHS partners and industry. First Intake 2012.


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. First Intake 2019.

Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing CDT

The Centre offered an EngD International qualification in SMM 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.

Waitrose CTP

A BBSRC-funded Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) between the Waitrose Partnership, their international food production and supply companies, the University of Warwick, Lancaster University, the University of Reading and Rothamsted Research will deliver 20 four-year PhD studentships between 2017 and 2023. First Intake 2017.

No Longer Recruiting


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. Last Intake 2018.

Faculty of Social Sciences


Superceded by ESRC DRP. Established in 2011, Warwick's ESRC DTC covered 20 pathway subject areas across the social sciences, providing financial and research support to a number of students looking to improve their skills and knowledge through postgraduate study. Last intake 2016.

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

Molecular Analytical Science CDT

Superceded by Analytical Science CDT. 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. Last intake 2018.


Supersceded by Maths & Stats CDT. MASDOC is one of the first Centres for Doctoral Training dedicated to mathematical sciences, and is run jointly between the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics.The MASDOC doctoral training programme has a broad scope, but is rooted in four themes: analysis, computation and numerical analysis, probability, and statistics. Last intake 2018.


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.' last intake 2018.

SynBio CDT - Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology

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. Last intake 2018.

Urban Science CDT

To enable future cities to deliver services, while keeping their citizens safe, healthy, prosperous, and well informed, requires a step-change in knowledge and understanding. WISC focuses on the means to gather city-scale data, and the apparatus to transform this data into knowledge, capitalising on emerging developments in big data and in interdisciplinary solutions to the world’s urban challenges.


Complexity Science

Supersceded by MathSys. 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. Last intake 2014.

iMR CDT - Integrated Magnetic Resonance

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.

MOAC - Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells

Supersceded by MAS and subsequently AS CDT. 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. Last intake 2013.

Systems Biology CDT

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. Last intake 2013.