Doctoral Training Centres

Research Councils are moving increasingly to the model of Doctoral Training Centres to attract and support talented and skilled researchers at doctoral level.  Students undertake a 4-year PhD course or equivalent where a first year of taught coursework(broadly equivalent to Masters in level and content) allows time for exploration before deciding on a challenging and original project.  Other activities develop breadth of knowledge plus transferable skills training.

The University has been successful in attracting funding for a number of these Centres, as follows:

Complex Systems Simulation

Web Science

Industrial Doctorate Centre 

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre