Application procedure for PhD
The NGCM will recruit graduates with a strong interest in computer simulation with backgrounds in, for example, engineering, computer science, mathematics and the physical sciences.
Our intake will have a strong appetite for state of the art simulation, and will have experience of programming.
In all other respects, however, we expect there to be considerable diversity -- indeed we think this variety is an important asset. A first year of carefully organised taught training is designed to allow this diverse intake to learn from and support each other while they are taught to develop the key skills and knowledge that will allow them to pursue subsequent research.
Applicants will be judged on their enthusiasm and academic quality, their existing skills and their potential for contributing to the NGCM. As part of any application, we will expect a research statement that clearly articulates an appreciation of computational modelling and its role in today's research and development landscape in academia and/or industry, and a preference for one or more of our PhD projects. (If you don't know which project to apply for, feel free to contact us informally for advice.) In addition, a CV demonstrating excellent academic attainment, and strong references are expected.
Applications for September 2017 are now invited.
Please apply here.
With your application, please ensure you include all of the following materials:
If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for two interviews (these may be via Skype/phone). The first one will be with the academic supervisor of your chosen project, the second with the CDT Directors.
Please be patient as the CDT application process may take a little longer than that for a standard PhD.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with informal enquiries before submitting the full application materials or during the application process.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.