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4 fully funded places are available at the University of Leeds for 2014 entry.

Our CDT training programme provides an exciting and interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate research training, in a high quality and professional research environment. Students apply and register for a four-year PhD programme at one of our partner Universities (Lancaster/ Leeds/ Liverpool/ Manchester/ Sheffield). Students are primarily registered at one of the universities with visiting status at the University of Manchester.

Your PhD will be awarded by the lead university for your project. The first year of this research programme aims to give you a broad knowledge of nuclear science and the fuel cycle, through MSc level modules. You will apply for a specific project from the list available. In addition to the research and taught element of the programme, students also receive professional skills training and engage in other outreach activities.

The taught programme is delivered in the first semester to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the nuclear science and engineering that underpins the whole nuclear fuel cycle. This is undertaken using problem-based and enquiry style learningwhich involves individual and collaborative work supported by lectures, tutorials and practical exercises.

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These projects are run by the University of Leeds. Application information can be found in their how to apply section. Please contact the relevant person below before applying.

Projects:

Solids Aggregation in Nuclear Waste Sludge
Lead Supervisor: Dr David Harbottle (d.harbottle@leeds.ac.uk)

Particle Transport, Deposition and Agglomeration for Nuclear Reactor and Nuclear Waste Flow Applications
Lead Supervisor: Professor Michael Fairweather (m.fairweather@leeds.ac.uk)

Process optimisation of mediated electrochemical oxidation for the destruction of waste organics
Lead Supervisor: Professor Bruce Hanson (b.c.hanson@leeds.ac.uk)

Scaling sludge erosion and re-suspension with impinging vertical liquid jets Lead Supervisor: Dr Timothy Hunter (t.n.Hunter@leeds.ac.uk)


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.


University requirements


Program requirements

Requirements

You are required to have attained a 1st class or upper 2nd class undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for a studentship, you must either be a U.K. citizen or a European Union national who has been resident in the U.K. for at least 3 years prior to starting the course.

The NGN Centre welcomes applications from international students however this particular programme is funded by the Research Council which means we have limited funding opportunities for overseas students.

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