Doctoral Training in Fusion Energy

Fusion CDT
Durham, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York, UK
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Fusion has the potential to meet our energy needs in a
sustainable way, with minimum impact on the environment.
With the new STEP fusion power plant design programme under way, first ITER plasmas on the horizon and NIF already operating, along with world class facilities operated by UK Atomic Energy Authority and in private fusion companies, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the field!

The Fusion CDT provides a supportive, inclusive, and equitable learning and research environment across its partner organisations. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and aim to support flexible working and part time study where possible.

We are offering funded 4 year PhD projects for autumn
2023 entry in the following fusion relevant research areas:

  • Materials science;
  • Instrumentation;
  • Plasma science;
  • Social sciences and policy;
  • Experimental, theoretical and computational projects.

Projects include a full training programme in fusion energy
including materials and plasma science.

Graduates from the Fusion CDT have transferable and
research skills of relevance to fusion energy, as well as
many other career pathways.

Please note that application deadlines vary - for further information on deadlines and how to apply please see:"



Students have access to a range of fusion energy facilities across the UK, including the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the MAST and JET tokamaks at Culham in Oxfordshire, advanced materials research facilities, the Orion laser and high performance computing facilities. International links provide access to many other fusion devices around the world.

The combination of world-leading experts and world-class facilities creates an outstanding training environment for the next generation of fusion scientists – the generation who will exploit ITER, NIF and other international experiments to make fusion energy a reality.

Find Us
01904 324907
Fusion CDT
York Plasma Institute, University of York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

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