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Welcome to the UCL - Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES)

The University of Cambridge and UCL have joined forces to develop the next generation of integrated photonic systems, pioneering research with light.
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Pioneering Research with Light
World leading research into the next generation of photonics technologies. >>More Info...
Progress through Partnership
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Programmed for Excellence
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Plan your Future in Photonics with us
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Light is vital for life. It is also essential for the next generation of communication technologies to be created and a wave of other new technological developments which will transform our world for the better.

Two Universities. One Centre. One Course.

The two world leading UK universities have combined their expertise in photonics to establish an exciting new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES), leveraging their current strong collaborations in research and innovation. We train postgraduate students, using innovative teaching and learning techniques and collaborates closely with a wide range of leading companies and research centres worldwide.

The Centre was founded in 2009 as the Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Systems Development and in 2013 gained further funding from the EPSRC for the next 8 years for a centre encompassing even more research groups at UCL and Cambridge with a stronger focus on the integration of electronic and photonic systems.

If you would like to join us as a student or register your interest in working with us as an industrial partner, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Centre Studentships Available for UK and EU Applicants

We are currently inviting applications for September 2014 entry. We have funding available for UK and EU students eligible for Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) awards for students to start in September 2014 on the four year programme (MRes + PhD). To apply, potential applicants must first complete the Pre-Application Screening Form.

Financial Support for Overseas Student Applicants and for 'MRes only' Applicants

Both UCL and Cambridge University offer many funding opportunities on the basis of applicant's academic achievements and potential to UK, EU and overseas students. Before applying for scholarships, read the eligibility criteria thoroughly and make sure you submit your funding application by the correct deadline (please note that some funding deadlines end before December 2013 for those planning on starting in Sept 2014). The links below are intended to help you begin your search for funding for joining the MRes Photonic Systems Development. You must apply for funding directly to the institution where you wish to be registered for your MRes:

Funding offered at the University of Cambridge | Funding offered at UCL