Distributed Algorithms CDT Opportunities

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms at the University of Liverpool is working in partnership with the STFC Hartree Centre and industrial partners from the manufacturing, defence and security sectors to provide a four year innovative PhD training course.

Why choose this Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)?

The CDT provides fully funded four-year studentships which include industrial placements, access to a wide range of expertise, additional training, and a cohort experience.

Our current opportunities are under review but generic applications continue to be accepted for the October 2020 intake. Please use the generic application and apply early.

How to Apply

Applications are now open. The CDT projects for the October 2020 intake are being finalised and there will be approximately 12 studentships available.  You can submit a generic application in the interim or submit a project-specific application once the projects are advertised. If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview where you will have the opportunity to meet the team, learn more about the training programme and undergo a formal interview with academic supervisors.

To apply for the Distributed Algorithm CDT, please follow the CDT application instructions and apply online via the University website.  This will guide you through the University’s generic PhD application form which is designed to make the application process as simple as possible.

Note: We cannot accept applications in any other form.


The first round of recruitment is underway. We will have two more application rounds (closing 31 March and 31 May) however we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. We anticipate all available places will be filled by the end of March.

Eligibility and Funding

These studentships are open to UK and EU Students and are fully funded for four years including tuition fees and maintenance stipend at the UKRI Doctoral Stipend Rate (£15,009 per year for 2019/20).

Applicants should have, or be expected to obtain, a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree, Masters qualification or hold exceptional work experience in a related field.

Successful candidates will also have experience of research within Maths, Engineering or Computer Science areas as well as good communication and writing skills.

The University is committed to providing an environment which recognises and values peoples differences, supporting all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed. Because of this, all of the projects offered through the CDT are available for both full and part time students. We also have a number of family friendly policies and have a wide range of assistance that can be provided for students with disability requirements. The CDT encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply and aims to capitalise on the strengths that those differences will bring to the centre.

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