How to Apply

Now Recruiting for 2017-18

Prestigious EPSRC awards for fully-funded studentships are available to high calibre applicants.

Please see here for eligibility requirements.

The CDT-ISM values and welcomes diversity in all of its activities and training. Please see our Equality and Diversity Statement for further details.

Entry Requirements

You must have a good first degree (2.1 or better) in an appropriate Physical Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, or other relevant discipline.


To apply for a PhD position, please submit a CV and covering letter to Professor Andy Harvey at Please include transcripts of your academic record if you have them available. Your covering letter should list specific projects that are of most interest to you and highlight how your experience and interests are pertinent to these projects. A list of our projects can be found here*.

More projects will be added during the coming months so please check this list again soon.


Deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • 31st January 2017
  • 28th February 2017
  • 31st March 2017
  • 28th April 2017
  • 30th June 2017 ** Two new EPSRC Studentships available

Early applications are encouraged. We will normally interview applicants in small groups in the month following each deadline.

*Please note that any personal data you send will be shared with both partner institutions (The University of Glasgow and The University of Edinburgh) in order to progress your application in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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