Apply to OxICFM CDT

Admissions for the OxICFM CDT are closed.
Please read below regarding admissions to IMAT for Oct 24 entry.

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We seek applications from outstanding post-graduate candidates with an interest in inorganic synthesis across the breadth of molecular, nano-scale and extended materials chemistry. Twelve fully-funded four-year studentships are available each year, for applicants with related science degrees and/or relevant synthetic experience. Further details of the application procedure can be found below.

Applications from female and other under-represented group candidates are encouraged. The University has recently launched a number of pioneering initiatives to improve access to graduate study, including scholarships for black students or fee waivers for applicants from low income backgrounds. You can learn all about these initiatives here.

Application check-list

1. Visit the Admissions Website for more information on the course, including the Entry Requirements.

2. If unsure, e-mail your CV to the OxICFM CDT Programme Manager to assess your suitability for the course before submitting a full application.

3. Prepare all the required supporting documents:
1000-word personal statement, focusing on your interest and experience in your proposed field of research
Clearly state your 1-2-3 choice of substantive research projects chosen from our list at the end of your personal statement
Transcripts detailing your university-level qualifications and marks to date
Three Academic/Professional References: you will be required to submit contact details for 3 referees

4. Read the University’s Application Guide

5. Log onto the University's on-line system. Please note:
• Under course enter Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing (EPSRC CDT) and course code enter R17_1
• Leave college choice open on the application

6. You’re ready to submit your application!

The application process was quick and easy to follow, as an applicant you’re kept completely up to date with the progress of your application, with any questions quickly followed up by email.
Anna Duncan (2022 cohort)
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Need help?

For more details on the application and selection processes, and for answers to general questions (i.e. funding eligibility, project allocation, etc.) please visit our FAQs section.

For information regarding the programme that cannot be found on the website, please contact the OxICFM CDT team.

If you have any general questions regarding the University’s application procedure, please contact Graduate Admissions.

Applications for October 2024 entry – IMAT CDT

The OxICFM CDT programme was initially funded for the recruitment of five cohorts, and the intake that started at the end of September (2023 cohort) is our final one.

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We are now recruiting students to a new CDT programme – Inorganic Materials for Advanced Manufacturing (IMAT CDT).

The IMAT CDT aims to admit 65 students over a 5-year period, jointly hosted by the Departments of Chemistry and Materials. The focus of this CDT is to train scientists for future challenges in the rapidly developing chemical/materials manufacturing sector. If funded, IMAT will deliver a world-class training programme co-designed and co-delivered with ca. 20 end-user partners, focused on the design, synthesis and characterisation of new inorganic materials. This new CDT will exploit successful features of the existing OxICFM CDT, but also incorporate greatly enhanced industrial partner involvement in the training programme – including a two-month internship in Year 1.
Learn more about this new programme and how to apply here.