Research courses

We have a strong focus on research and our postgraduate research students have access to leading technologies and the opportunity to gain industry experience within our related research centres.

Find a course

Our students have the opportunity to spend four years in industry via our unique Engineering Doctorate programme.

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


Assessment of aluminium alloys anodised with tartaric sulphuric acid

Funding information:
3.5 years of stipend and fees paid. Stipend of £17,000 pa.

Improving the performance of flexible packaging adhesives

Funding information:
Stipend of £17,000 pa – all fees met by the University.Applications accepted all year round. The Centre reserves the right to withdraw the advert if a suitable candidate is found.Start date: October 2019

The effect of non-neutral winds on wind power aerodynamics

Funding information:
University fees are fully covered with a stipend of £14057 per year, tax free, in line with research councils.

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.

Centre for Doctoral Training

We host a prestigious EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies (MiNMaT) which offers the Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies EngD course that combines industrially-relevant research with a taught element.

The Centre supports research engineers whilst they are based both at their sponsors organisation and here on campus over their four years.

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