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EPSRC Doctoral Training Opportunities


EPSRC DTP Training and Development

Besides developing essential written and verbal communication, analytical, time and project management skills through their PhD research, students attend training within Departments, and access the excellent and well-received University Researcher Development programme, selecting courses and activities tailored to their specific needs from a wide range of provision. 

Entrepreneurship training is available through the Judge Business School and Cambridge Enterprise, along with language courses offered via the Language Centre. The University Careers Service are also available to all to provide help and advice wherever it is needed regarding future career choices.

As an EPSRC DTP student, there are some mandatory and some strongly recommended training/development sessions, as detailed below. DTP students also have access to a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) funding that can be used to fund consumables, training, conference attendance and travel.

The University is migrating to using InkPath for all of its training opportunities, whereby users can search for courses, enrol, and register their attendance so as to have an accurate and complete record of all training undertaken during their studies.  Please note that some courses highlighted below will require an InkPath login and are free, except where indicated.


Responsible Research and Innovation - organised by the Researcher Development team. This is an online training session which is currently being updated for the 2022/23 academic year (link to be confirmed).

Strongly Recommended

All students should undertake the skills analysis survey via InkPath as soon as they start their PhD.

They should also engage with the following key online courses:

a. Research Integrity - via the Researcher Development team and/or the Research Integrity Office.
b. Time Management
c. Writing and Publishing
d. Presenting your Research

as well as the Cambridge University Library Research Skills courses:

a. Searching the Literature
b. Research Data Management
c. Publishing in journals
d. Build your online profile