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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future


Please note that the third phase of the Sensor CDT will start in October 2025. We are therefore not running admissions for students to start in October 2024. This admissions information will be updated during Summer 2024.

Fully funded* studentships available

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future offers around ten fully funded studentships per year for eligible students with a strong interest in interdisciplinary sensor research.
We welcome applications from overseas candidates, but you will need to secure additional financial support from elsewhere, e.g. from other funding opportunities at Cambridge or your home country.

This year, we guarantee up to ten interview spaces to students who are eligible for an EPSRC studentship, meet the minimum admissions criteria set by the University and are from an underrepresented group (students from areas of low higher education participation, low household income or low socioeconomic status, some black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students, mature students, disabled students, care leavers).

Wide range of tailored sensor related PhD projects

Our PhD projects cover a cross-section of interdisciplinary sensor related topics, ranging from pure science and technology to the application of existing sensors in new imaginative ways. We provide a list of carefully chosen PhD projects for our students to select from. In addition, students may, in collaboration with their supervisors, develop their own project and tailor it to their specific interests.

Diverse academic and cultural background

We welcome applications from physicists, biologists, chemists, engineers, material scientists, pharmacists, medics, computer scientists and many other related subjects. Our applicants come from the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia.

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* at the home fees level

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