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How to Apply

How to Apply

We recommend applicants to the direct course email address for consideration by the course team, before applying. For applicants interested in Cambridge please email Sophie Fuller for those interested in Cranfield please email Dr Saurav Goel .

Once a students CV has been viewed, those successful to the next stage will be  recommended to apply formally via our Graduate Studies office for Cambridge, or via the link here for Cranfield.

Full applications will not be considered until transcripts and both academic references are received.

Applicants are not required to submit a project proposal during the application stage.

There are limited places on the course so we highly recommend those interested apply as soon as possible.

Choosing a College

We are not able to recommend one College in particular but we do recommend students research into what each individual College offers and deter from choosing the most prestigious colleges as they have very few places.

Applications will be sent to applicants' first two college preferences, and then a further three colleges as allocated by the algorithm if necessary. College life provides another platform on which to build a life outside of the Department.


Applicants may be interviewed with a number of other students on the same day on which they will attend an introduction talk, panel interview including a short presentation, meet current CDT-UP students over a lunch and tour of the Institute of Manufacturing/Cranfield Surface Engineering and Precision Institute.

Alternatively, applicants will be interviewed on an individual basis where they will meet the course director and a fellow Centre tutor, have the chance to meet current students and then be given a tour of the Institute.

If required some interviews will take place via Skype.