University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Quantum Engineering (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)

Bristol's Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) offers a unique training and development experience for those wishing to pursue a career in the emerging quantum technologies industry. It supports the understanding of sound fundamental scientific principles and much more. Our students are given the opportunity to put their burgeoning knowledge of science and engineering into practice from the outset. From the first year of study, they are placed in a state-of-the-art laboratory environment and asked to undertake both individual and group research projects. This cohort approach to learning - through peer-to-peer teaching, group lab projects and research challenges - creates an environment that is both stimulating and empowering. It supports students in the development of leadership skills and in the creation of personal support networks, and offers a first-class foundation for developing and completing a PhD project. The centre's core staff are world-leading scientists and engineers with a proven track record in passing that knowledge and expertise on to others. This is supplemented by access to a broad technology base, as well as a network of both academic and industrial partners across the world with whom students actively collaborate by way of secondments and conference attendance. This, together with training in a variety of complementary skills, such as entrepreneurship and project management, provides an unrivalled opportunity to learn and understand the foundations of quantum physics and then apply them to real-world situations.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent) in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, chemistry or in other relevant physical sciences.

Sponsorship information

Enhanced EPSRC studentships covering fees and living costs are available to UK/EU students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,700 per (Year 1) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,235 per (Year 1) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,234 per (Year 1) 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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