Welcome to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (CDT in CEPS)

The University of Cambridge and UCL have joined forces to develop the next generation of integrated photonic and electronic systems, which will change the way we live and work.

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 (PSD) and then in both 2013 and 2019 gained further funding from the EPSRC for a centre encompassing even more research groups at UCL and Cambridge with a stronger focus on the integration (IPES CDT) and connectivity of electronic and photonic systems (CEPS CDT).

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.

Studentships available for UK and EU applicants

We are now accepting applications for September 2020 entry for both UCL and Cambridge for the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (CEPS). 

Fully funded places are available for UK students and EU students who meet residency requirements.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the Pre-Application Screening Form. This enables us to access your suitability at an early stage in the recruitment process. It normally takes 4-6 weeks for us to update applicants on the status of their pre-application. We invite shortlisted applicants to interview at either UCL or Cambridge between December and May.

Both UCL and University of Cambridge are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in the recruitment, selection, education and assessment of students. We welcome applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Our institutional Equality and Diversity policies can be found here:  Cambridge | UCL

Financial Support for Overseas and '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, some funding deadlines end before December for those planning on starting in Sept.

The links below are intended to help you begin your search for funding for joining the MRes Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems. 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