About the Centre

Two world-leading universities have combined their expertise in photonics, research and innovation to establish a Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems. The CEPS CDT trains postgraduate students to Masters and PhD level, using innovative teaching and learning techniques and collaborations with a industry-leading companies and research centres worldwide.

The Centre was founded in 2009, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and has gained successive funding in both 2013 and 2019 to continue our ground-breaking research in the field of photonics.

Fully funded 4-year studentships are available for UK residents. 
Apply now for September 2020

About the programme

This is a four-year programme in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems, combining a one-year Master of Research (MRes) with a three-year postgraduate doctoral degree (PhD). In year one, the MRes, students take an intensive taught course of modules and mini-projects at both the University of Cambridge and UCL. In year two students begin a three-year PhD degree at either University of Cambridge or UCL.

Further details can be found on PROGRAMME page. 

Who should apply

We welcome applications from graduates looking to achieve a Masters and PhD in the field of photonics.

Entry to the programme is highly competitive and applicants should have a good first degree (1st, 2:1 or international equivalent) in a relevant science and/or engineering

Applicants with other relevant qualifications, extensive relevant industry experience and scientific and/or engineering research capability may also apply.

Further details and HOW TO APPLY can be found on the APPLY page.

Funding and financial support

UK and EU applicants

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

Further details can be found on the APPLY page.

Overseas students

EPSRC funding is not currently available to overseas students through the CDT.

Funding opportunities and scholarships may be available to overseas students through the university or externally. Further information can be found at: 

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