Project workCDT students first take a 12 month MRes programme, the MRes in Plastic Electronic Materials. This course teaches the physics, chemistry, materials science and device engineering of plastic electronic materials. The MRes also involves an interdisciplinary research project, which continues through the PhD. Students receive hands-on training through Advanced & Practical Skills Courses, in diverse areas including microscopy, printing and processing, device fabrication, and molecular modelling.

During the PhD (3 years), students pursue their chosen research area in depth, under the guidance of two supervisors from different disciplines. There is also continuing participation in advanced courses and professional skills development.

All PE-CDT studentships are aligned with a research project. 

Fully-funded studentships (for certain projects) for the MRes+PhD programme are available for eligible UK and EU students. International students are also encouraged to apply, but will need to provide their own funding. Click here for more information about funding and scholarships

A minimum 2:1 Honours undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering, chemical engineering or a related discipline is required. A Masters degree is not a formal requirement for the Plastic Electronics CDT, but can be advantageous. We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. 

Informal enquiries are encouraged - please contact the PE-CDT Programme Coordinator, Lisa Cheung in the first instance.