How to apply

PhD Projects available for 2022 entry (Cohort 4)

Listed below are the current project opportunities.  All projects are fully funded for 4 years including tuition fees, stipend and travel/consumables budget.  Open to UK Home students only.

If you are interested in applying for a project listed you should complete an online submission to the relevant host institution. 

The closing date for applications is noted alongside the project listing below.

 

Projects co-funded with industry hosted by Newcastle University

Click on the links below to view more information about each project.

Apply to Newcastle University

Please ‘Create a new account’ on the postgraduate application system. Enter the programme code as 8206F, select ‘PhD Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion' as the programme of study and PESEP22 as the studentship code.  In the covering letter please quote reference code PESEP22 and the project title and reference number you are applying for.  Please also state how your interests and experience relate to the CDT.


 

Projects co-funded with industry hosted by University of Nottingham

Click on the links below to view more information about each project.

Apply to University of Nottingham

Please ‘Create a new account’ on the postgraduate application system.  During program selection, select ‘Postgraduate Research’ > ’2022 Academic Year’ > Search with Keyword: ‘CDT’, Subject Area: ‘Engineering’, and choose ‘Doctor of Philosophy - Power Electronics: Sustainable Electric Propulsion’. Confirm by checking the course code is ‘U8PPESEP’.  In the covering letter please ensure you quote Professor Mark Johnson, Co-Director of the CDT and the project title and reference number you are applying for.  Please also state how your interests and experience relate to the CDT.


‌‌‌Attachments for the application process

The following documentation is required as part of the CDT submission process:

  • CV‌
  • Covering letter explaining why you are applying for the CDT
  • Degree transcripts and certificates
  • If English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications

Applicants that have been shortlisted will be invited for an interview and successful applicants will receive an offer from either Newcastle University or University of Nottingham. When submitting, applicants agree that their data is shared with Newcastle University, University of Nottingham and industrial partners.

All information that we hold concerning you as an individual will be held and processed by the universities strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. As an individual, you have right under the Data Protection Act 1998 to obtain data from us, including a description of the data we hold on you. The policy data information can be found within these links for Newcastle University and University of Nottingham.

Eligibility criteria

You will have at least a 2:1 Bachelor's level degree in an engineering or science discipline.  Open to UK Home students only.

Studentship funding

Successful applicants will receive full fees as well as an annual living allowance which is based on the UKRI 2022/23 rate (estimated as £16,062).  A Research Training Support Grant will also be awarded towards consumables and travel for the PhD project.

Questions

If there are any queries relating to any of the application processes for the CDT please contact Amanda Lane, Email:  Amanda.Lane@newcastle.ac.uk.