These are four-year studentships funded through the Cambridge EPSRC Centre for Doctorial Training in Sensor Technologies for a for a Healthy and Sustainable Future. It an interdisciplinary and research focused training programme which introduces our students to the breadth of sensor technologies and applications while providing depth in key topics. The programme ranges from the physical concepts of sensing via the interpretation and management of sensory data to modern developments in sensor applications.

The programme is structured as a one year Master of Research (MRes) course followed by a three year PhD research project.

Throughout the course students are part of a student cohort which offers extensive peer-to-peer learning opportunities and exposure to cutting-edge R&D in academia and industry. In addition to developing their technical and scientific knowledge our students receive continuous training in research, team and leadership skills.

Entry is competitive and we are looking for students who are curious and passionate team players who are keen to work towards a more healthy and sustainable future.

The Sensor CDT is looking for candidates with backgrounds in the natural sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry or physics), engineering disciplines (e.g. electrical engineering, mechanical engineering), computer science, and medicine.

You will need to have obtained a first, or upper second class, honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant undergraduate course.

MRes course ‘ EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future (

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.