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Centres of Doctoral Training

Centres of Doctoral Training

We host a variety of interdisciplinary Centres of Doctoral Training, which aim to provide postgraduate researchers 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 15 CDTs actively recruiting cohorts, with six continuing after appointing their final cohort.

Each Centre of Doctoral Training offers multiple scholarships to successful doctoral candidates in a particular research area which provide full payment of academic fees and a UKRI level stipend for 3.5 - 4 years (dependant on the particular CDT), plus access to funding to support research costs. They also provide enhanced support for research and professional development training, with some Centres offering an initial training year either as an integrated part of the PGR programme, or as a separate PGT award.

Analytical Sciences

Producing postgraduates 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, analysis and simulation.

Computer Sciences

Providing a stimulating research environment and opportunities for doctoral researhcers to gain foundational training, specialist knowledge, multi-disciplinary expertise and the leadership skills necessary for future computer science researchers.

Diamond Science

A gateway to the best in the UK's diamond research. Producing researhcers with a skill set that matches the interdisciplinary nature of research required to establish the UK as a front runner in the development and exploitation of emerging DST.


Led by the University of Bristol. The FIND-CDT is a leading international centre of excellence that provides doctoral training in sensing, imaging and analysis for the vital field of Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE).

Frontiers in Maths & Stats

A collaboration between the Mathematics Institute and the Department of Statistics by training doctoral researchers and sharing a culture of research crossing boundaries within the mathematical sciences and reaching out to other disciplines.

Future Mobility Technology

Engineering and WMG jointly train cohorts of students who choose research across two streams: Wide Bandgap Power Electronics and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles whilst working closely with multiple leading organisations.

Global Pandemic Planning

The Institute of Global Pandemic Planning combines world-class expertise in Mathematical Epidemiology, Public Health, and Behavioural Science to develop comprehensive solutions for the impacts of pandemics.

Heterogeneous Systems

Recruiting enthusiastic, collaborative students from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems in heterogeneous real-world systems.


Dedicated to tackling real-world problems requiring the development of novel mathematics, tackling problems through interaction with external partners from industry, finance and health representing the leading UK establishments.


A Doctoral Training Partnership between midlands Universities, led by the University of Warwick. 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.


The PhD training and development hub for the Faculty of Arts at Warwick. PhD students from every department across the Faculty of Arts join the centre to take full advantage of its interdisciplinary events and networks.

Midlands Graduate School

A Consortium of Universities across the west midlands, led by the University of Warwick. MGS supports the professional and personal development of the next generation of social science researchers.


A cross-institutional endeavour creating future scientific leaders trained in quantitative and interdisciplinary skills. Focussing on addressing important biomedical questions with translational applications in collaboration with both the NHS and industry.


The Central England NERC Training Alliance is 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.

Race XChange

Co-led by Warwick University and Coventry University, this programme focusses on improving PGR experiences for minority ethnic backgrounds. It will create a research cluster investigating diverse representation and training in academia.


A Leverhulme Trust programme providing a new research training pathway for sustainability science at Warwick, offering scholarships to train a new generation of transdisciplinary leaders who are able to address current and future sustainability challenges.

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