The Research Component (Years 2, 3, & 4)
The 3-year research period follows the first year training.
During this period students will complete a piece of independent doctoral research equivalent to a standard UK PhD, under the guidance of a supervisory team, typically comprising at least two complementary supervisors (one expert in computational modelling, and one expert from a particular application domain), and often an advisor from our industrial and other partners.
Students generally select a particular research topic from a list of available projects when they apply to the centre. A list of available topics is available here.
All PhD projects need to show novelty and innovation in (i) computational methodology and (ii) the research domain to which the simulation is applied.
Running in parallel with their doctoral research, students will also be trained in best practice in science and engineering and key academic and transferrable skills.
During the research component, there are opportunities to spend time on secondment at an industrial or academic research lab.