PhDs in Engineering

Studying for a research degree is a rewarding and challenging process. As part of our vibrant research community, you will develop the skills you need to enjoy a rewarding career.

Under the guidance of supervisors chosen to suit your area of interest, you will learn in-depth research skills. You will have the opportunity to join a range of personal skills, training courses, seminars and conferences.

Academic staff with international reputations in their discipline are available to supervise and guide you, and we offer appropriate research training, library and electronic resources. We have organised our research into five research groups, which in turn contain more specialised research subgroups. The groups are led by permanent academic staff and usually supported by postdoctoral research associates and technicians. You will become an integral part of these teams and benefit from intellectual support and become part of the research environment of the Department. For both PhD and Masters by Research, the results of your research should make an original contribution to knowledge and be of a standard appropriate for publication.

Choosing where to study is an important decision. Here you will be part of a top ten UK university that has secured national and international recognition as a leader in inspiring teaching and excellent research.

How to apply for a PhD

We offer a number of different routes to beginning your PhD study.