How can I apply?
Applications open annually from 1 October and are accepted all year round.
To apply, complete an online application, uploading copies of your academic transcripts, degree certificate, passport, and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in studying on the programme. Your application will be for the one-year instructional MRes in the first instance, with transfer to the PhD made at the end of Year 1 upon satisfactory completion of the MRes.
Applications are reviewed by an Academic Panel, with selected candidates then invited for interview. Interviews are conducted between January and July. These are held at either the University of Strathclyde or Imperial College London, depending on candidates’ geographical location.
Decisions on interviews are confirmed within one working week, with successful candidates made a formal offer of a studentship.
Studentships are available to UK citizens who have, or are about to obtain, a first-class or upper-second Honours or MSc degree in a physical sciences or engineering discipline.