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Admission to CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics

Admission to CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics


Entry into the CDT programme is competitive and will take account of academic qualifications, performance and aspirations. Successful applicants are likely to have an engineering background with some specialisation in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Candicates with undergradaute degress from other related fields will also be considered. Students are expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas university. The majority of successful applicants must be eligible for EPSRC funding for UK/EU students but a small number of places may also be available to those with different funding sources.

Each candidate will need to get accepted by both Oxford (DPhil) and Cambridge (MRes). Please note that although you will start the CDT program in Year 1 at Cambridge, your admission to the MRes at Cambridge should be conditional on your obtaining a conditional offer of a DPhil place at Oxford for Years 2-4.

Annually, there will be 4-5 funded places for those who will complete their Years 2-4 of the CDT program at Oxford. If you are interested, please visit the relevant Oxford and Cambridge websites for applications and start the process as soon as possible. You are also encouraged to contact relevant supervisors before making the application if you have preference of particular research areas/topics for the Y2-Y4 DPhil phase.

The application procedure for the MRes at Cambridge can be found at The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (

The application procedure for the DPhil at Oxford can be found at Please make clear on your application that it is for ‘CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics’ (as a research project title or field of research). At this application stage, you can specify either the CDT supervisor group or an academic member of staff as your proposed supervisor.