EPSRC CASE Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Chemistry

Key facts

Application deadline 30 March 2018
Start date 1 October 2018
Duration 4 years
Funding body EPSRC
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship
Number of studentships up to 78

The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding 39 studentships with intakes in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Studentships will be 3.5 years (4 years for CASE awards) full time or up to 7 years part time.The School of Engineering will award 5 studentship for the 2017/18 intake.

Available projects for 2018 include:


Dr Ben Ward

Administrative contact

Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum
Additional funding offered Additional funding is available over the course of the programme and will covers costs such as research consumables, training, conferences and travel.

Eligibility criteria

Residency UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply
Academic criteria

Applicants should have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. Applicants with a Lower Second Class degree will be considered if they also have a Master’s degree.

Applicants with a minimum Upper Second Class degree and significant relevant non-academic experience are encouraged to apply.

The Doctoral Training Partnership welcomes applications from both UK and EU applicants; however, as a consequence of the EU referendum result, final award decisions will depend on the outcomes of the UK/EU negotiations.

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education.

A small number of awards may also be made available to EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study. There are also a very limited number of opportunities for international applicants, in competition with applicants across all the DTP Schools to receive a full award, which includes an international fee waiver.

Enquiries on individual student eligibility for EPSRC DTP studentships should be made to: postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk


Dr Ben Ward

Administrative contact

Consideration is automatic upon application for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with a October 2018 start date.

In the "Research proposal and Funding" section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please select “No, I am not self-funding my research” when asked whether you are self-funding your research.

Please add “EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Chemistry" when asked "Please provide the name of the funding you are applying for".

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.


Dr Ben Ward

Administrative contact

Tuition fee discount of £3,400 for eligible Welsh and EU students starting a master’s degree in September 2018.

Eligible research programmes