Join us. Together, we will challenge and change the current thinking. Collectively, we will move the mindsets, change the behaviours and open up the possibilities that will help to transform mobility.
Let's work as one to lead the way towards innovative, clean and CO2 free ways of moving people and products. Let's work smart to design intelligent cities with new forms of vehicles. Let's engineer a future where the world has transport and movement that is impact free.
Be part of creating a future where our mobility choices positively affect air quality and contribute to the end of climate change.
There are two ways that you can join our AAPS CDT.
Join with a specific advertised project
You can apply for a specific project advertised by one of our CDT's supervisors. You'll still be part of the cohort and spend your first year studying the MRes and taking part in CDT training activities.
Find out more about the current projects available in the AAPS CDT.
Join through the open pool, without a predefined project
You can apply to join our CDT and spend your first year studying the MRes and taking part in CDT training activities as well as choosing your PhD topic, supervisory team and industrial partners to support your research. This is referred to as being part of the ‘common pool’. Once you begin your studies you should express your preferences for PhD topics/areas early in the academic year so work can begin to start the process of defining your project.
If you join the CDT as part of ‘common pool’ then, as other projects become available throughout the MRes year they will be advertised to you before being advertised externally.
If you are interested in applying for our CDT, please email our Student Experience and Programmes Officer, Jessica Ohren at firstname.lastname@example.org with an expression of interest
Your expression of interest should include:
Our team will be in touch and if you are shortlisted we will ask you to make a formal application through our Doctoral College. We will review formal applications and invite candidates to an interview. We will make a final decision after this interview.
Entry to the AAPS CDT is not based on academic ability alone. We are looking for candidates who embrace our cohort based approach. Our assessment days are designed to give you more information about what being part of the CDT will mean for you, as well as giving us the opportunity to find out more about you.
There are five elements that make up your interview day
Our integrated programme lasts four to five years (full time). We have around 15 fully funded 4-year studentships available each year. You may also receive funding from one of our external partnership organisations.
Your studentship covers:
Payment of a tax-free maintenance stipend (£17,668 pa—2022/23 rate)
training support fund (£1000/year)
AAPS training activities
office space and computing facilities
You can apply for more funding to support your placement and any national and international academic exchanges once you have registered.
Students with Home Fee Status
We have at least 10 fully funded 4 year studentships for students eligible for home fees each year.
Students with International Fee Status
We have 3 fully funded 4 year studentships for students with International Fee Status
If you're a student from outside the UK, you may also be eligible for country-specific funding. Check here for more information.
How your fee status is decided
Find out more here about how the fee status is decided and whether you are eligible for home fees and funding.
You should apply early for our CDT as the application process is competitive and we have limited places. We can only consider applications if spaces are available.
|We receive your interest by
|First or second week of January
|First week of February
|First week of March
|First week of April
|First week of May
|First week of June
|First week of July
|These will be held on a case-by-case basis