Training - STFC

This information is for students and researchers. We have information about studentships for research organisations.

Postgraduate training programmes provide appropriate opportunities for you to develop the research, subject specific, communication and other skills you require to become an effective researcher, to enhance your employability and assist your career progress after completion of your degree.

Skills training needs vary from student to student, depending on previous experience, and the delivery of any training should be sufficiently flexible to address your individual needs.

Development can take place through a variety of formats, including formal training or other activities or be embedded in the PhD programme.

The Researcher Development Statement (RDS), developed by Vitae, from the Researcher Development Framework, sets out the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of effective and highly skilled researchers appropriate for a wide range of careers.

Training with STFC

STFC creates impact by training some of our brightest minds so they can improve and influence society. In recent years STFC invested £24.1 million in postgraduate training and fellowships in particle physics, nuclear physics and astronomy, including 220 new PhD studentships. Our current cohort of 766 PhD students is trained in high-end scientific, analytical and technical skills which drive the knowledge economy. Postgraduate students have been provided with over 16,000 training days to postgraduate students, funded by other research councils, at our facilities and departments across a range of disciplines.

Last updated: 15 November 2021

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