Full time 3 Year(s)
We welcome applications from well-qualified and motivated students for PhD study (three years full-time, four to six years part-time).
You’ll work under individual supervision to become a leading expert in your area, while research training courses will support your learning and help you realise your maximum potential. Annual progress review panels keep your work on track and our seminar programmes and state-of-the-art facilities provide access to ideas and technologies to stimulate your development as a research scientist.
There will be numerous opportunities to collaborate and to present your research nationally and internationally via our extensive research and industrial partnerships. Also, you will have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant on our taught programmes; a valuable source of experience and income.
We recommend that you visit our website to read the latest information about our research interests and projects. Here you will also find details on preparing PhD proposals, on contacting individual staff and on funding.
Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Director of Studies: Dr Gerald Kotonya
Duration: 36 months, full-time or 48-72 months, part-time
Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in an engineering or associated discipline
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent
Assessment: Original research and thesis
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