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Doctoral Training Partnerships in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

We are a member of several Doctoral Training Partnerships in Science and Engineering covering a wide range of research areas including risk and uncertainty, environmental sciences and physics.

CDT for Innovation in Data Intensive Science (LIV.INNO)

The Liverpool Centre for Doctoral Training for Innovation in Data Intensive Science (LIV.INNO) is an inclusive hub for training diverse cohorts of excellent students in data intensive science. The focus of the centre will be on addressing the data challenges presented by research in astronomy, nuclear, theoretical, particle and accelerator physics.

CESRC Data Analytics and Society

The CDT encourages significant advances which bring together social science with methods from mathematics, computing and the natural sciences.

EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms will develop future leaders equipped with the essential skills needed by our partner organisations while, at the same time, also producing high-performance solutions for the forward-thinking businesses. The learning nurtured at this centre will be based on anticipation of the hardware resources arriving on the desks of students after they graduate, rather than the hardware available now.  The Distributed Algorithms CDT is led by the University with support from the Science and Technology Funding Council's Hartree Centre.

EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing Skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

The mission of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission: Next Generation Nuclear, is to develop future research leaders to support the UK's strategic nuclear programmes including nuclear legacy clean-up, new build power stations and defence and security.


This EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership supports doctoral training in any areas of engineering and the physical sciences with relevance to the EPSRC remit including chemistry, engineering, information and communications technologies, materials, mathematical sciences and physics.

ERDF Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI)

LCEI offers free assistance to help local companies develop new and improved goods, processes and services, through partnerships with university researchers, students and academic staff.

Companies from any sector can receive assistance, the project is not bound by sector, and is not exclusively for traditional 'green' products.  Current projects span engineering, environmental science, electronics, chemistry, planning, management, architecture, integrative biology, computing science and mathematics. 

ESRC – North West Social Science DTP

There are 20 NWSSDTP pathways at the University of Liverpool to which candidates can apply for studentships, including:

  • Development and Humanitarianism in an Unequal World
  • Geography and Environment
  • Planning and Environment
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Statistics

NERC DTP in Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE)

ACCE is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and York, and the NERC’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) providing doctoral training in the biological components of the natural environment and related disciplines.


STFC supports PhD training for astronomy, particle and nuclear physics students in UK university departments.

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