Since 2014, The Open University has been working with Imperial College London and Cambridge University, in delivering a new EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) aimed at building civil nuclear skills for global markets. The Imperial-Cambridge-Open CDT (ICO-CDT) is supported with almost £4 million from the EPSRC and with additional backing from a large range of companies. The ICO-CDT is led by Imperial College London and is training a large number of PhD students.
The primary objective of the ICO-CDT is to train a cohort of PhD students of international quality who are prepared to operate in the competitive global nuclear business and technology arenas, in addition to delivering high-impact research. Students will spend the first year of a four-year programme based at Imperial College in South Kensington, London, studying towards an MRes masters degree. The OU PhD students will then transition to research with The Open University. Successful students following that path will emerge with a PhD degree from the OU and an Imperial College MRes masters degree. Students already possessing a masters degree in nuclear engineering are advised to contact the ICO-CDT for further information and advice before applying. Please copy the Research Degrees Team in on such correspondence.
Please see the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures website for further details and current opportunities.