Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics provides fully-funded, industry focused doctoral opportunities. The Centre is a partnership between Heriot-Watt University and the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, St. Andrews, Dundee and over 30 industrial partners.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics

Meeting industry's need for highly skilled engineers in the photonics-electronics interface

The CDT in Applied Photonics works with companies developing photonics-enabled products and services, from consumer technology and mobile computing devices to healthcare and security.

Each of our collaborations is built around an EngD or PhD student, providing them with masters-level technical and business qualifications, along with an industrially-connected doctoral research project.

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an alternative to the traditional PhD for students who want a career in industry. A four-year programme combines PhD-level research projects with masters-level technical and MBA courses, and students spend about 75% of their time working directly with a company.

Each research project is proposed by the industrial partner and is normally located at the company's site.  Students are co-supervised by an industrial and academic supervisor and submit a thesis which is examined in a similar way to a PhD.


Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics
Heriot-Watt University