Doctoral Training

Industrial Track Doctoral Studentships – Applications now open

UCL’s CDT in Delivering Quantum Technologies is pleased to announce three Industrial Track studentships.

PhD Projects on offer (please see here for detailed description):

Title: Quantum Photonics – Experimental Project

Partner: Toshiba Research Europe

Project Location: Cambridge

Principal supervisor: Dr Andrew Shields (Toshiba)


Title: Optical atomic clocks with 10-18 uncertainty – Experimental Project

Partner: National

Project Location: NPL, Teddington, London

Principal supervisor: Dr Rachel Godun (NPL)


Title: Fault tolerant silicon-based quantum processors – Experimental Project

Partner: Quantum Motion Technologies Ltd.

Project Location: London

Principal supervisor: Prof. John Morton


This is a new type of studentship on our programme which provides:

· Fully funded 4-year studentships including fees, stipend and a generous training and research support package

· Enhanced Stipend (£18,953 per year)

· Innovative MRes in Quantum Technologies in first year of programme

· PhD, in years 2-4, in collaboration with a world-class industrial partner

· Open to UK residents and EU-fee paying students*.

· Start date: September 2018

These Industrial Track studentships, which are co-funded by an industrial partner, allow the student to select the specific theme of their PhD project at the application stage (see project descriptions below).

Some PhD projects are embedded within the industrial partner lab, outside of UCL. Students will be  primarily based at UCL during their first year of study. The location of the research project (in the summer of year 1 and years 2-4) is detailed below.

Applicants should have a strong academic track record (to Masters level) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry Computer Science or Maths.

Applications are now open. To apply, please see our web-site:

Application Deadline: the studentships will be filled when suitable candidates have been found. Early applications are strongly encouraged!

* There is a limited quota of studentships available for EU-fee status students.





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

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.

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.


For more information, please follow the links below:

About our Doctoral Programme

About the new Skills Hub in Quantum Systems Engineering

Research and Training

Our People

How to Apply

Information for International Applicants

Information for Referees


If you have a question about the Doctoral Programme which is not answered on this site, please contact us at:

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies and the Skills Hub in Quantum Systems Engineering are generously supported by:






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