Scottish Doctoral Training Centre in Condensed Matter Physics(EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics)

About: Our CDT has a threefold purpose: to provide our students with a rigorous, broad graduate education across the spectrum of Condensed Matter Physics; to train them in skills that equip them for the workplace, be it industrial or academic; and to foster a vibrant, diverse research environment for their PhD projects. We expect to be judged against the highest international standards in all that we do.



We bring together physicists and materials chemists from the University of St Andrews to provide broad interdisciplinary training in the underpinning science of quantum materials. As well as specialist lecture courses and transferrable skills training, all students in the centre undertake a major piece of doctoral research, and have access to some of the best facilities in the world for the study of quantum materials, including the University’s Centres for Designer Quantum Materials ( and Magnetic Resonance (, and extensive capabilities for materials synthesis, processing, and characterisation.

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:

17 April 2022 [EXTENDED]

Early registration deadline:

26 May 2022 (EXTENDED)

Registration deadline:

9 June 2022 (EXTENDED)


You can see a list of our sponsors here.

Supported by the following IOP groups: