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How to apply

The following details the Applications Process for the 4-year Mres + PhD programme as well as the 5-year I+ MRes +PhD programme. For the I+ programme students will spend the first year working with an industry partner at an industry competitive salary before starting the MRes + PhD years.

UK students are eligible for funding from EPSRC with EU students eligible for part funding.  However, it should be noted that the admissions and funding application process is highly competitive.

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Apply in 3 easy steps:

1. Decide which scheme you wish to apply

Have you read our pages on the MRes+PhD and Industry+MRes+PhD ("I+") schemes where you can find further information about them?

The MRes+PhD scheme is a 1+3 years programme, while students on the "I+" programme will spend a year with an Industrial partner before starting the MRes+PhD part.


2. Read the programme guide and the University website on how to submit the Graduate Application Form - GRADSAF. Note, the programme guide has important information relating to the CDT-FIBE programme, while the University guide has general advice on completing the application. 


3. Submit the application

MRes+PhD - please read our page on how to submit your GRADSAF application on-line.

"I+" - please read our page on how to submit the paper GRADSAF application.