Research course

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Particulate Products and Processes

University of Leeds · Faculty of Engineering
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2:1), or higher, or a Masters degree (Distinction) in a relevant engineering or science discipline.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Complex formulated particulate products in agrochemicals, catalysts, coatings, fine chemicals, foods, healthcare, home & personal care, and pharmaceuticals industries are a major component of the UK economy. Product developments in these areas always require intensive team-working between researchers with a mix of science and engineering skills.

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Complex Particulate Products and Processes will address these skills requirements directly by providing innovative problem-led (and industry relevant) training to both scientists and engineers working in multidisciplinary research teams focussed on the design, development and manufacture of the next generation of high quality and high added-value innovative particulate products.

Companies backing the CDT include the multinational consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G), agrochemical developer Syngenta, petroleum additives manufacturer Infineum and major drug companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

This exciting opportunity to undertake a 4 year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Complex Particulate Products and Processes will include both an original and substantial research component, equivalent to a PhD, alongside formal research and transferable skills training.

Fees and funding

A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (£3,975 in Session 2014/15), together with a maintenance grant (£13,726 in Session 2014/15) paid at standard Research Council rates and a Research Training Support Grant.

Generally, UK students will be eligible for a full award and other European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying academic fees and RTSG only, except in cases where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the programme of study.

Places are available for students who have their own funding.

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Office