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EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

Cardiff University

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About

This PhD degree EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing programme is part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing, from Cardiff University.

Overview

The centre is led by Cardiff University working closely with partner universities, Manchester and Sheffield, and University College London (UCL). The centre is also closely linked to the Compound Semiconductor Cluster, which is made up of a number of centres and companies working collaboratively to drive economic growth and to provide research and development in compound semiconductor technology and manufacturing.

The EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing programme will support postgraduate students to develop advanced knowledge and skills in compound semiconductor technology as well as developing research and professional skills and an understanding of the industry. Full EPSRC PhD studentships will be awarded to successful applicants.

Distinctive features

  • Funded places, including fees, a generous stipend and travel allowance.
  • You can undertake your research project at one of four universities with full access to their expertise and facilities.
  • If you successfully complete the programme you will be awarded both an MSc and a PhD.
  • Personal tutor and mentoring across the four universities.
  • Specialist training will be provided by experts in their field, including our industrial partners.
  • Access to outstanding facilities in the Centre’s partner universities and companies.
  • You will be part of a programme which has been developed in conjunction with industry and is aligned with their needs.
  • In the first year you will be part of a supportive student community with its own dedicated postgraduate learning space and ready access to academic staff.
  • We provide a dedicated nursery cleanroom where students can learn the basics in a supportive cohort environment before moving on to the ICS cleanroom shared with industrial staff.
  • You will be encouraged to take part in poster presentations, conferences and other engagement activities.
  • Students have the opportunity to meet and work with world class academic members of staff, and leading professionals working in the industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a project working in one of our partner companies.
  • You will develop appropriate hands-on experimental and theoretical training related to CS device and system level design and implementation which will equip you to become a leader in your professional career in industry or academia.

Programme Structure

Distinctive features

  • Funded places, including fees, a generous stipend and travel allowance.
  • You can undertake your research project at one of four universities with full access to their expertise and facilities.
  • If you successfully complete the programme you will be awarded both an MSc and a PhD.
  • Personal tutor and mentoring across the four universities.
  • Specialist training will be provided by experts in their field, including our industrial partners.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are considered in two phases throughout the year.

  • 10 January - to be interviewed in early February
  • 6 April 2021 - to be interviewed in late April

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc Physics or MPhys (2:1 minimum) OR
  • BEng Electrical Engineering (2:1 minimum) OR
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (2:1 minimum).
  • Applicants with a lower second class degree (2:2) may be considered if they have a good result at Masters-level study (merit or distinction) and/or other relevant qualifications or industry experience which demonstrates their scientific or engineering research capability.

Please include with your application:

  • a CV detailing your education and relevant work experience
  • a personal statement telling us your reasons for wanting to study Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing as a 4-year PhD programme and why you are suitable for the CDT.
  • two recent references, dated within the last six months, that address your capability for PhD study, at least one of which should be an academic referee. 
  • your academic certificates and transcripts.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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