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    The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology is a multidisciplinary research centre established in 2011 at the University of Huddersfield, with key partners including NPL, Rolls-Royce, Renishaw and Taylor Hobson.

    Metrology is the science of measurement and is a fundamental and underpinning capability without which products cannot be manufactured. The Centre’s main focus of research is on developing new methods, techniques and tools (software, instruments, processes) to support the adoption of in-process dimensional and surface metrology for high value, precision manufactured components (e.g. aerospace engine components, medical implants, optical components, and microelectronics). This drive to manufacture, measure and correct in-process we call the ‘factory on the machine’.

    To support the continuing research priorities of the Centre and a number of its industry partners, up to 12 funded PhD studentships are available (for an October 2013 start) to work on three-year research projects related to mathematics for metrology, machine tool metrology, optical instrument development, and novel measurement applications in precision engineering and bio-engineering.


    Full fees and tax-free stipend (currently £13,590 p.a.) will be available for successful candidates.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

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    We are looking for talented UK/EU graduates with a 1st or 2:1 degree in a relevant scientific subject (physics, mathematics, engineering science, etc.) and an interest in manufacturing, metrology and/or optical instrumentation.

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