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Dip into the world of sensing

Sensors are ubiquitous and impact on everybody’s life. Their use has become so natural to us that we hardly notice the sophisticated science and technology that underpins their operation. The CDT for Sensor Technologies will produce future champions of sensor innovation, by delivering a cross-disciplinary training programme to the brightest PhD students and harnessing Cambridge’s world leading research infrastructure and expertise in sensor research.

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Course structure

The Sensor CDT is a four year PhD programme (1+3 model). During the first year, a programme of lectures, practicals and an extended team project will provide you solid foundations in the science, technology and use of sensors before you proceed to pursue a three year PhD project with your chosen supervisors. Training in leadership- and technology innovation-skills are integral to the programme throughout all four years of the course.

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We are inviting applications from students who wish to start in October 2015. Up to 10 fully funded places are available for eligible students from the UK and the EU. Overseas students cannot be funded by the CDT but may apply to funding schemes administered by Cambridge University. Please note the application deadline for most of Cambridge University's funding schemes is 2 December 2014. The first round of applications will close on 2 December 2014. Further rounds may open if there are still places available.

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Up to ten fully funded studentships are available for UK and qualifying EU students.

Our partners

The CDT is supported by a consortium of leading industrial partners. In addition to supporting studentships and secondments, the industry consortium plays an active role in delivery of the training programme of the CDT.

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First student cohort has successfully completed the MRes

Sep 24, 2015

The first cohort has completed their eleven months MRes course and is now preparing to embark on their individual PhD projects in five different Departments.

Open Technology Week 2015

Jul 27, 2015

MRes student Tiesheng Wang presents a Sensor Team Challenge prototype at this year's Open Technology Week.

Sensors Day 2015

Jun 25, 2015

We will showcase innovative and exciting sensor technologies and applications at the international Sensors Day 2015. This one-day conference will be held on 16 October 2015 at Churchill College. The first cohort of Sensor CDT students will demonstrate their comprehensive set of sensors for assisted living developed during their Sensor Team Challenge. More details will be published soon on this website.

MRes student Josie Hughes publishes research outcome from Mini Project

May 13, 2015

Josie Hughes publishes the results from her Mini Project on noise monitors connected via a Bluetooth Low Energy network in the International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

MedImmune joins Sensor CDT industrial consortium

May 01, 2015

The pharmaceutical company MedImmune will sponsor up to two Sensor CDT studentships per year.

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