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You will need to apply directly to the university that offers your chosen PhD project. You may apply to more than one university if you wish. The links below will take you to each university’s Fusion CDT web page from where you will be signposted to the application pages. Please mention on your application form that you are interested in the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training.
You do not have to have in depth knowledge of fusion when you apply. If you are accepted onto our programme, you will benefit from a series of training courses, which will enable you to then embark on an exciting research project at the forefront of the field.
Months of entry
Students have access to a range of fusion energy facilities across the UK, including the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the MAST and JET tokamaks at Culham in Oxfordshire, advanced materials research facilities, the Orion laser and high performance computing facilities. International links provide access to many other fusion devices around the world.
The combination of world-leading experts and world-class facilities creates an outstanding training environment for the next generation of fusion scientists – the generation who will exploit ITER, NIF and other international experiments to make fusion energy a reality.
Proposed projects for Autumn 2021 entry are added to the website.
Fusion CDT is a collaboration between five of the UK's top universities; Durham, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York.
Students interested in a PhD or Masters degree in fusion research may want to attend the Fusion Energy Open Day, organised in collaboration with the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE): several leading universities will be in attendance to describe opportunities in fusion and related research.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Fusion CDT