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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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Director of Sensor CDT elected as Fellow of the Optical Society of America

Jan 06, 2015

Prof Clemens Kaminski was elected as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) in recognition of "pioneering work in the development of optical methods for quantifying the kinetics of reactions in chemical and biological systems".

Arrival of the first cohort of CDT student

Oct 07, 2014

The first cohort of 10 Sensor CDT students has arrived this week.

Applications open for October 2015 entry

Sep 11, 2014

The admissions round for October 2015 entry is open. Applications are invited for around 10 fully funded studentships available for UK and eligible EU students.

Kick off reception at Trinity College

Sep 04, 2014

The Sensor CDT marks the start of the CDT with a reception and dinner at Trinity College for academic and industrial partners.

Senior Teaching fellows appointed for the Sensor CDT

Sep 02, 2014

Dr Tanya Hutter and Dr Fernando da Cruz Vasconcellos join us as senior teaching fellows in charge of educational delivery

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