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.


PhD projects in collaboration with industry on battery manufacturing and modelling

Funding information:
Fully funded with home fees covered and living stipend provided.

System optimisation and decision-support for optimal future biorefineries and bioeconomy towards a net-zero UK

Funding information:
UKRI stipend (e.g. £15,609 2021/22) Home fees covered (UK candidates only) £3,000 Research Training Support Grant £3,000 Bench fees

Integrated carbon dioxide capture and utilisation

Funding information:
The project will fund UK/EU fees and a stipend to cover cost of living.

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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