How to apply

** Note that the deadline for applications has now been extended to 30 June 2020 **

‌‌We are now recruiting for our next cohort and we have a minimum of ten fully-funded PhD studentship awards available for students starting in September 2020. Students can choose if they like to receive their PhD either from Newcastle University or University of Nottingham.

Who do we need?

Due to our research diversity, we need students from many subject areas in:

· Engineering: electrical, mechanical, material, communication.

· Science: physics, chemistry, maths.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of this CDT and we are looking for students from any background within an engineering or science discipline. You will have a minimum qualification of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree.

How to apply?

First, choose the university that you like to receive your PhD from (Newcastle University or University of Nottingham). Then, follow the instructions shown below for your preferred university. You can only apply to one university.

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 PESEP20 as the studentship code.  In the covering letter please quote reference code PESEP20 and state how your interests and experience relate to the CDT.  In addition please also identify which project option you'd like to select from the options provided below.

Apply to University of Nottingham

Please ‘Create a new account’ on the postgraduate application system. Enter the programme code as U8PEEENG Select ‘PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering’ as the programme of study. In the covering letter please ensure you quote Professor Mark Johnson, Co-Director of the CDT and state how your interests and experience relate to the CDT. In addition please also identify which project option you'd like to select from the options provided below.

Closing date

Deadline for applications is 30 June 2020.

 

‌‌‌Attachments for the application process

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

  • student selection form
  • 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 at:  http://www.ncl.ac.uk/data.protection/policy.htm and https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/governance/records-and-information-management/data-protection/data-protection-policy.aspx.

Timescales

  • Closing date for applications 30 June 2020.

Eligibility criteria

You will have at least a 2:1 Bachelor's level degree in an engineering or science discipline.

Studentship

These awards are available to UK/EU applicants only. Depending on how you meet the EPSRC's eligibility criteria you may be entitled to a full or partial award. All students will receive the stipend set by EPSRC and the current rate is set at £15,009 per annum. All students will also receive a budget for travel and consumables associated to their 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.