Welcome to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES)
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.
Centre Studentships Available for UK and EU Applicants
We are no longer accepting applications for September 2015 entry. Applications for 2016 entry open in September 2015. We have funding available for UK and EU students eligible for Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) awards for students to start in September 2016 on the four year programme (MRes + PhD). To apply, potential applicants must first complete the Pre-Application Screening . 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.
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 2015 for those planning on starting in Sept 2016). 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