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Eligibility and entrance requirements

We are looking for open-minded candidates who want to develop and use Franklin technologies in novel, interdisciplinary research spanning our different scientific themes. We welcome candidates from any scientific, maths, computing or engineering backgrounds.

To be considered for this programme, each applicant must have (or be on track to obtain):

  • a First Class or 2:1 degree in a relevant subject or
  • Any equivalent qualification to the above from a UK or international higher education institution in a relevant subject.

If English is not your first language, please note that you must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in English which is equivalent to a 7.0 score in an IELTS test, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each individual component. (We will request this from successful candidates after interview.)

What you will need to apply:

Applications for our PhD programme are submitted through our online portal. To complete and submit a PhD application, you will require the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • The contact details of two academic referees (please click here¬†for suggestions on how to choose an appropriate referee)
  • Education and relevant employment experience
  • Degree transcripts and degree certificate (if applicable)
  • Research experience
  • Personal statement 800-word limit (please click here for guidelines on what to include)

If you have any questions, please email us at training@rfi.ac.uk.

Applications are now open

Please note, international placements for the PhD studentship programme have closed for this year and we are no longer able to accept applications from international candidates. Applications for the next academic year will open during Autumn 2024, please check back to apply at this time.

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