The Diamond Science and Technology Centre for Doctoral Training has diamond based research at the core of all activities. The CDT involves a consortium of nine UK universities and over thirty companies, keen to exploit the vast potential of diamond.

The DST CDT will produce students with a skill set that matches the interdisciplinary nature of research required to establish the UK as a front runner in the development and exploitation of emerging DST. With this would come significant opportunity to create new UK businesses and enhance existing ones, driving growth and innovation and creating “high-tech” jobs.


Our aim is to create a UK National Centre of Excellence for graduate training in Diamond Science and Technology.

The Programme

Students are funded for four years and in Year 1 will undertake a purpose designed MSc in DST based at Warwick University. As part of the MSc students will undertake two, ten week mini-projects at two different universities (or industrial partners), which link to the theme of their chosen PhD. The PhD takes place in Years 2-4 at one of the nine universities.

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PhD Opportunities

For PhD opportunities in the area of Diamond Science and Technology, please visit our projects page or provide contact details and forward your CV to dst.admin@warwick.ac.uk.

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