The EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments (CDT) is based within the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty at the University of Liverpool.

The University’s Institute for Risk and Uncertainty is dedicated to helping people and organisations create a safer world. It offers cutting-edge expertise and methodologies with which to quantify, mitigate and manage risk and uncertainty in many fields. The multidisciplinary research team includes experts from architecture, engineering, environmental sciences, financial and actuarial mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering & electronics, economics and finance, social sciences and psychology.

The CDT is funded as part of an overall investment of £350m by the Research Councils UK, representing a significant national commitment to new approaches to postgraduate research training.  Substantial additional resources are provided to the CDT by the University of Liverpool and a wide range of high profile industry partners, both local and international.

The CDT offers students a unique experience based on a 'cohort approach' to learning, with direct industrial involvement and exposure to a wide range of disciplines.        

The CDT offers a number of 4 year studentships, which include a Master in 'Decision Making Under Risk & Uncertainty' in the first year.



The CDT research activities

  • Further expand the core quantitative techniques we use to assess and manage risk.
  • Identify risk and uncertainty issues and how they might impact on the fields in which we work.
  • Connect scientific and technical departments throughout the University to advance knowledge and deliver real-world applications.
  • Involve active engagement with a range of external partners (industry, business and Government), to devise solutions, policies, codes, procedures and services.
  • Support and develop a unique educational and training curriculum of international repute.