About the CDT

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience


60 PhD Students to be funded over the next five years for UK and EU students. You will:

Tackle critical issues associated with our water infrastructure to make them more resilient to the effects of:

  • climate change
  • population growth
  • changing water quality
  • regulatory pressures

Develop solutions that consider the complexity of water infrastructure through whole systems thinking

Work on PhD projects that have been co-created with end-user partners

If you are interested in a unique PhD experience read on....


Study at one of three top universities for water research

Undertake an industrial placement & an overseas placement

Hands on training using large scale experimental facilities

Receive a stipend of £19,000 per year (with Fees paid) for eligible students (UK and EU)

Why this CDT.....


  • Access to outstanding, world leading experimental facilities: www.ukcric.com
  • Develop multi-disciplinary skills
  • Deliver cutting edge research with industry partners
  • Develop effective communication strategies to disseminate your research

WIRe - why our cdt

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum equivalent to a UK upper second class degree (2.1) and preferably an MSc in a relevant subject


You will receive an annual stipend of £19,000 per year, with fees fully covered. Funding for placements will be covered subject to supervisor approval

Student Experience

This 4 year PhD will include opportunities and training not included in a typical PhD programme, including an induction semester and annual events.

How to apply

You will apply for a specific project through the host university. Details on the available PhDs can be found through the button below, including a link to the application page.