PhD study at the School of Engineering

PhD study at the School of Engineering

We are always interested in receiving applications for PhD study from high quality applicants who wish to contribute to our vibrant research environment and interact with one or more of our research groups.

 Application Procedure

  1. Find out about our research divisions, individual staff pages and potential projects/research areas.
  2. It is very important that you make contact with potential supervisors to discuss how you would fit into their research.
  3. Apply online here.

You should upload all the documentation required but we will need a minimum of a CV and transcripts of your most recent degree before we can access your application. Make sure you note your potential supervisor on the form.

This application is for admission to study only and the decision and offer is based on your academic achievements. If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship you will need you need to complete one of these forms, depending on what you are applying for.

The deadline for applications wishing to be considered for scholarship is 31 January 2018 - see details on Scholarships below. Scholarships are a competitive process and outcomes will be notified by end of March/April 2018.

If you are applying for a specific project that has been advertised please quote the code on the drop down on your application form.

If you have any questions about the research aspects please contact your potential supervisor. If you have an more general questions about the application procedure then please email


The majority of funding available in the School comes from EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards (DTA's). Eligibility rules cover these awards.

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees) a student must have:

  • Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and;
  • Been "ordinarily resident" in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), and;
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

There are also limited funds available for scholarships for home/EU and overseas students made available from School and College funding. If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship you will need complete this 2018 School Support application form.