School of Engineering

Research degrees

We have a vibrant community of postgraduate research students, who benefit from the world-leading expertise and experience of our experts. Our research students undertake intellectually stimulating and cutting-edge research during their programme.

We offer supervision for the degrees of:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - full-time and part-time
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - full-time and part-time

Find out more about applying for a PhD or MPhil in Engineering

PhD programmes typically take place over three years of full-time registration, and most of our postgraduate students are on this programme of study. Some students may opt for an MPhil programme, which is normally two years of full-time registration. Applications are also welcome from students who may wish to study on a part-time basis.

We offer supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

  • Bioengineering
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Power and Power Electronics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Embedded Systems and Communications
  • Thermofluids

Our team are happy to discuss research ideas, and the development of personal statements with prospective students. If you are interested in the research of a particular academic and would like to work with them as part of your postgraduate research, please contact them directly. Alternatively, the Head of Research Group will be able to provide more general information on their group's activities.


International students

We encourage applications from international students. Our postgraduate research population is a diverse mix of students from a wide range of countries including China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Greece, and Brazil. The contribution this is made by overseas students is highly valued in the School of Engineering, and adds significantly to the overall student experience.


Mrs Michelle Pryce - Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+ 44 (0)116 252 5069

Office hours are 8.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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