The School of Mechanical Engineering is one of the top 10 Mechanical Engineering research schools in the UK (RAE 2008). As a postgraduate researcher you will be welcomed as a junior academic colleague rather than a student. In this role we ask you to play a full and professional role in contributing to the School’s objective of international academic excellence.
The School, the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, and your supervisory team will support you to develop your research capabilities. We will help you progress with your higher degree and attain a unique skill set, through international conference attendance and research paper submissions.
Research in the School falls into four main fields.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply. We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.
You need the following IELTS score:
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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Before you apply you need to find and contact a research supervisor from the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School. You should identify a preferred area of research when you submit your application. If possible, the topic of research and further details of your research project should be discussed with your prospective supervisor.
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