Research courses

The majority of our PhD students have a first degree in engineering or mathematics, but several projects are suitable for students with a degree in another discipline.

Our course

If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, please look at the interests of our Department's research and get in contact with an academic.


Waste and biomass valorisation PhDs

Funding information:
UKRI stipend (e.g. £16,062 for 2022/23) Home fees covered (UK candidates only) £3,000 Research Training Support Grant £3,000 Bench fees

Environmental remediation of persistent organic pollutants, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances

Funding information:
UKRI stipend (e.g. £16,062 for 2022/23), home fees covered (for students with UK, EU pre-settled or settled status or indefinite leave to remain), £3,000 Research Training Support Grant and £3,000 Bench fees.

Optimisation and system design for bespoke dual function materials for direct air carbon capture and utilisation

Funding information:
Full tuition fee waiver p.a. (UK and international students) and stipend at UKRI rates p.a. (currently at £15,609). Excellent international students are encouraged to apply, and full funding can be obtained depending on the quality of the application.

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

Process plant facility


We have a £1.7m chemical engineering facility which includes a fully operational process plant.

Find a supervisor

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