Mechanical engineering sciences 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.


Two PhD Studentships in control engineering: next generation of distributed control solutions for cooperative autonomous systems

Funding information:
Full UK tuition fees covered Stipend at UKRI rate increasing annually Laptop and personal computer provided by the department Available conference attendance budget.

Data-driven modelling of laminar-turbulent transition in wall-bounded flows

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,062 for 2022/23, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, in addition to £1,000 per annum to be spent on research and training. Home rate fee allowance of £4,500 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). For exceptional international candidates, there is the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover overseas fees.

Large eddy simulation of centrifugal Rayleigh-Bénard convection in turbomachinery disc cavities

Funding information:
Open to UK and international applicants. The stipend for this position is the UKRI standard rate (currently £16,062 p.a.) plus a possible supplement of £3,000 p.a.

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Find a PhD course

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

Study in industry

Our students have the opportunity to spend four years in industry via our unique engineering doctorate programme hosted through our prestigious EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies (MiNMaT). This programme combines working on research with an industrial partner and taught courses on our campus.