DTP 2018-19 The University of Manchester

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences


The University of Manchester allocation of EPSRC DTP studentships is based on student excellence (academic record/research potential), & makes full use of flexibility offered by the DTP. For 2018/19 (also 2019/20) we have approximately 53 x 3 ½ year studentships (home fee + standard RCUK stipend) available for application. At least 9 will be in collaboration with Industry (CASE), whereby a minimum of 3 months will be spent by the student researcher in an industrial setting co-supervised by a qualified employee of the company. We will also consider a limited number of exceptional non-UK applications i.e. applicants not fitting the RCUK residential criteria for 'home' student status.

Our selection process is straightforward & transparent. Applicants select a pre-approved project from those advertised, or devise their own project in collaboration with a potential supervisor (subject to approval). The project approval confirms that all necessary support is in place for the work, & ensures that any strategic steer by the institute has been considered before a subject is opened for applications. Student ability then becomes the over-riding factor in awarding studentships, excepting where matched funding or CASE support is used to distinguish between students of equal ability. In this situation the project with the additional financial input is usually supported by award of the studentship. A small number of the most exceptional candidates will also be offered the opportunity to join the annual cohort of President's Doctoral Scholars, an honour that provides them with advanced leadership training as well as an enhanced stipend.

Applications are made centrally, but the selection of successful applicants is devolved to discipline specific experts. Start here for information about funding, applications & discipline specific projects & programmes: www.se.manchester.ac.uk/ourresearch/funding/faculty-phd-studentships/epsrcdoctoralpartnership2018
Candidates are invited for intrview by potential supervisory teams & selection panel, before offers are made. We welcome applications throughout the academic year, but the majority of DTP funded students begin their studies in September, with the studentship offers made during the early months of the year. Decisions are made as soon as possible (from the announcement of offer) although core science subjects tend to interview & offer earlier than the engineering subjects. Our studentship numbers are approximately equal for engineering subjects & science subjects although there are cross-disciplinary aspects to many projects.

Broad subject breakdown
We have studentships available for PhD programmes in all EPSRC-themed areas:
Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computer Science
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Composite Materials, Materials
Textile Design, Fashion & Management, Mathematical Sciences
Aerospace Engineering, Condensed Matter, Photon Physics, Soft Matter & Crystals, Theoretical Physics, Social Sciences, Molecular Biology, Medicine.

Training offered

In addition to an individual project, all PhD programmes incorporate research training for early career researchers. This is widely available across the University & includes discipline-focused training as well as generic skills illustrated with discipline-specific examples. All training is provided on a needs-based model. Early career researchers undertake an annual skills audit to identify gaps in their skills appropriate to their stage of study. They can then be directed to appropriate training programmes to meet their needs.

Finally, we are committed to support for early careers researchers, as such 10% of the DTP will be used to fund the University's EPSRC Doctoral Prizes. These are fellowship awards open to all EPSRC-funded researchers who have submitted their PhD thesis within 6 months of the start of the prize.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513131/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2092231 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Harriet Nevison-Andrews
2094912 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Christian Vaquero-Stanier
2105156 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 George Hutchinson
2105099 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Daniel Bell
2155195 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Sohail Rathore
2091877 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Sean Edwards
2092025 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Daniel Dyer
2109102 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Rodosthenis Charalampous
2091994 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Annabel Davies
2096651 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Thomas Scarse
2105110 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Florence Hardy
2092093 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/09/2018 31/03/2022 Joshua Hay
2106157 Studentship EP/R513131/1 02/09/2018 31/03/2022 Yasin Alhamwy
2105188 Studentship EP/R513131/1 02/09/2018 31/03/2022 Jon Kragskow
2105086 Studentship EP/R513131/1 03/09/2018 31/03/2022 Ryan Warr
2112481 Studentship EP/R513131/1 03/09/2018 30/09/2021 Marco Valentino
2155193 Studentship EP/R513131/1 03/09/2018 31/03/2022 Nicola Vallack
2106105 Studentship EP/R513131/1 03/09/2018 31/03/2022 Mason Adshead
2112462 Studentship EP/R513131/1 03/09/2018 30/09/2021 Luca Peres
2105456 Studentship EP/R513131/1 04/09/2018 30/09/2022 Mollie Trueman
2106142 Studentship EP/R513131/1 05/09/2018 31/03/2022 Toykan Ozdeger
2106120 Studentship EP/R513131/1 06/09/2018 31/03/2022 Thomas Johnson
2105430 Studentship EP/R513131/1 07/09/2018 31/03/2022 Edmund Little
2104989 Studentship EP/R513131/1 10/09/2018 31/03/2022 Manish Patel
2105488 Studentship EP/R513131/1 12/09/2018 31/03/2022 Jack Andrews
2106090 Studentship EP/R513131/1 13/09/2018 31/03/2022 Lydia Elstone
2108373 Studentship EP/R513131/1 13/09/2018 31/03/2022 Kieron Enright
2106039 Studentship EP/R513131/1 17/09/2018 31/03/2022 Kevin Zhaohan Shen
2068270 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2021 Jose Gustavo Gongora Goloubintseff
2169204 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/01/2019 31/12/2021 Federico Tavella
2155228 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/01/2019 30/06/2022 Jordan Holbrook
2155292 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/01/2019 30/06/2022 Thomas Horton
2174480 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/01/2019 31/12/2021 Paul Broadley
2169193 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/01/2019 31/12/2021 Madeleine Steeds
2169179 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/01/2019 31/12/2021 Robert Hayward
2169184 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/01/2019 31/12/2021 Philip Osborne
2174570 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/02/2019 31/01/2022 Dionysios Klaoudatos
2192059 Studentship EP/R513131/1 26/03/2019 30/09/2022 Dana Wilson
2194334 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/04/2019 30/09/2022 Eleanor Russell
2192072 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/04/2019 30/09/2022 Kevin Tanswell
2229801 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/07/2019 31/12/2022 Amber Zaheer
2236567 Studentship EP/R513131/1 01/07/2019 31/12/2022 Theona Sucu