Up to 16 fully-funded four-year PhD studentships are available each year for graduates in physics, chemistry, food science, engineering, (applied) mathematics and related subjects.

SOFI CDT has two remaining places available for the 2016/17 intake of students. APPLY NOW to be considered starting the programme this year.
Additionally if you are interested in applying to the SOFI CDT for the 2017 cohort then please keep checking our webpages to find out the first application deadline.
The EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI CDT) provides industrially-integrated, postgraduate training in research, enterprise and innovation for future leaders in soft matter science and technology. SOFI CDT combines expertise from Durham, Leeds and Edinburgh universities, industry and central facilities. It brings together 50 academics from departments of Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Biology, Engineering, Computing, (Applied) Mathematics and Durham University Business School.

As part of the SOFI CDT cohort you will take part in a comprehensive training programme and choose from a wide choice of innovative research projects across the full range of science related to Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces. With a cutting edge PhD project, international and industrial experience, business awareness and transferable skills training, you will be among the most employable UK postgraduates in the soft matter field for both industrial and academic career paths.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must have, as a minimum, a good first degree (2.1 honours or higher) in an appropriate physical science subject, food science, mathematics or engineering.
Non-native English speakers require an English language qualification, such as IELTS (6.5 with no element less than 6.0).
Information about equivalent entry qualifications, fees and English language requirements for non-UK students can be found at: http://www.durham.ac.uk/international


Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

For further information on SOFI CDT and how to apply please visit the SOFI CDT website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/soft.matter/cdt/

Funding Notes

Fully funded studentships are available for UK and a limited number of EU applicants. International students are welcome to apply but will require an additional source of funding to meet the higher level of fees.

Funding Information

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