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As a PhD student working with graphene and cellulose based nanomaterials I feel that I am working at the forefront of materials science. The University of Exeter has a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment along with postdoctoral researchers and academics with years of expertise and experience.

The device manufacturing element of my project is particularly useful for industrial applications and will prove crucial in applying for jobs after my PhD.

Joe Morgan, Cohort 2015

About the programme

  • Start undertaking research from day one as you are challenged to produce a high-quality piece of research during the first six months of the programme.
  • Our comprehensive, front-loaded traning programme ensures you can develop the skills you need at the earliest opportunity.
  • Training covers the wider science background, alongside professional development courses including creativity, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC), teaching and project management.
  • As you progress into subsequent years you will receive training in public speaking, intellectual property (IP), business awareness, and interview techniques to prepare you for the next step in your career.

Please note, course content and timings can be adjusted in line with the overall training programme to accommodate PGR and staff feedback and external advise from industry and the Oversight Board. This may mean introduction of new elements and removal of out-dated items to ensure you receive the best and most up-to-date training possible.