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Doctoral Training Programmes: EPSRC Skills Hub and Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

Applications for our Doctoral Programme in Delviering Quantum Technologies are now open and will be considered on a rolling basis, Early applications are encouraged. The extended application deadline for 2017 entry is Wednesday 10th May 2017, please see here for more details.

UCL hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Delivering Quantum Technologies. In addition, the new £3.5m skills hub award will allow UCLQ to address the supply of people to the emerging quantum technologies industry, including significant expansion of its postgraduate training and research programme in quantum technologies. A total of at least 15 funded research studentships in quantum technologies will be available each year, with an increased provision for students whose research interests focus on targeted engineering of quantum technologies. Please follow the application instructions carefully.
Quantum technologies involve the control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter; they promise a transformation of measurement, communication and computation. The highly-skilled researchers who will be the future leaders in this field must be equipped to function in a complex research and engineering landscape where quantum physics meets cryptography, complexity and information theory, devices, materials, software and hardware engineering. UCL’s Doctoral Programme in Delivering Quantum Technologies brings together a team of almost forty academic experts with key players from commerce and government and a network of international partner institutes to train those research leaders.
Students in the programme will take a broadly based training year before undertaking a PhD research project in one of the centre’s research groups; some of the Skills Hub students will take their PhD projects elsewhere in the national Quantum Technologies programme, including the four Quantum Technology Hubs. All students will also be trained in entrepreneurship, outreach and scientific communication.
As breakthroughs in quantum technologies begin to move out of the lab and into industrial applications, these students will be uniquely placed to benefit. Staff at UCL have strong links with enterprise and industry, giving students a short-cut directly into the heart of business. UCL’s location in central London means unparalleled access to partner institutions around the world, from multinational companies to top universities, as well as to UCL’s own world-class laboratory facilities.

We strongly encourage applications from international students. The CDT has funds to support a scholarship of one overseas-fee-paying candidate in each academic year. In addition, we welcome students with internationally funded scholarships. UCL will support any candidate in receipt of 4-years of external scholarship funding (fees + maintenance) by providing a full package of travel and research support equal to any EPSRC-funded student on the CDT. If you are considering applying for an international-fee scholarship from your home country or an organisation in the UK or elsewhere, please contact the CDT Director, Dr Dan Browne, who will be happy to advise you and assist you with your application.



For more information, please follow the links below:

About our Doctoral Programme

About the new Skills Hub in Quantum Systems Engineering

Research and Training

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How to Apply

Information for International Applicants

Information for Referees


Applications to the Doctoral Programme in Delivering Quantum Technologies for 2017 entry are now open.

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