Training & Events

The EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments (CDT) comprises a one-year MRes qualification, which is highly relevant preparation for the PhD study in Years 2 to 4. 

The MRes qualification comprises 180 credits in total, having four specific aspects of academic content with their associated credits identified below: 

  • RISK621 module: 'Quantitative and Qualitative Methods and their Use' (30 credits), in the 1st semester of the academic year.  Ten weekly sessions are provided by academic and associated industrial partners, from the perspective of each of the discipline areas that contribute to the thematic areas of the CDT.
  • RISK622 module: 'Assessment, Mitigation and Communication of Risk' (15 credits), in the 2nd semester of the academic year.  This is delivered in 4 blocks of intensive study, with all sessions delivered by academic colleagues in association with relevant industrial partners.
  • Optional modules: A range of existing M-level modules (45 credits in total, from a menu of available options), offered across both the 1st and 2nd semesters.  This specific and highly-recommended training is suggested by supervisors of each MRes student, relevant to their research project and themed area of multidisciplinary training.
  • RISK661 module: 'Multidisciplinary MRes Research Projects' (90 credits), which is taken throughout all of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters.  This research project is complemented by two annual Colloquia (held at Easter time and in early Summer), where a range of external experts in technical aspects of risk determination and uncertainty quantification provide master-classes, alongside skills sessions from academic publishing companies; these week long colloquia also contribute to building the cohort experience of CDT students.

In the PhD years, CDT students will take two industrial placements each of between 3 to 6 months duration, linked to their particular area of research investigation.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments is funded by EPSRC and ESRC.