Doctoral students choosing to come to the University of Bath will have a boost thanks to additional funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to support five doctoral training centres.

The Centres will offer graduates the chance to explore exciting new research at the forefront of disciplines including statistical applied mathematics, automotive propulsion and artificial intelligence. Demand for places is expected to be extremely high as students graduating from the Centres will be highly sought after by academia and industry.

Doctoral students joining in the academic year beginning October 2019, will be able to apply for a full studentship within three Centres of Doctoral Training (CDTs) led by the University of Bath, and two in partnership with the University of Bristol:

University of Bath CDTs:

University of Bristol partnership CDTs:

Welcoming the funding, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Jonathan Knight said:

"We are delighted to benefit from this continued investment which underlines the value and impact of doctoral study here at the University of Bath. This funding will support our commitment to ongoing excellence in doctoral provision and the output of world class research from our vibrant and diverse research community."

The EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, supporting more than 50,000 doctoral students over the past 25 years. It supports students each year either via Doctoral Training Partnerships, Centres for Doctoral Training or Industrial Case studentships.

UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. It works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.