Centre for Doctoral Training

This programme provides training in data intensive methods and their application in particle physics, gravitational physics and astronomy.

It has strong links with local industry and all students will undertake a six-month industrial placement.


In November 2015, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announced funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science. This centre is led by Cardiff University, jointly with the University of Bristol and Swansea University, and forms part of a national network of centres awarded funding in 2017.

PhD course

Based in the three centres of Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea, and working closely with UK industry, our PhD in Data Intensive Science is a four year course offering a unique opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of data intensive methods. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to cutting edge problems in physics and astronomy as well as industry.

Specialist training in data intensive science will allow you to address scientific questions across particle physics, gravitational physics and astronomy. Our aim is to develop a training ground for the next generation of data scientists required by both industry and academia.

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