Ph.D. On Campus

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Loughborough University

36 months
24100 GBP/year
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The reputation for pioneering and topical research is built on a long and successful history with Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University. With programmes dating back to 1919, our reputation for research has been built on nearly 100 years of excellence.


In the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering department we have 37 academic staff and nearly 150 postgraduate students on taught and research programmes. We aim to deliver world-class research across a range of engineering, technology and science activity essential to the fast paced Aeronautical and Automotive industry.

In the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Department at the Loughborough University, we have four major research groups working across the technologies of automotive and aeronautical engineering. Each group works on a variety of research topics. 

These range from the development of new low emissions combustion systems for gas turbine engines through to fundamental investigations into the operation of hydrogen powered fuel cells. 


Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace
  • Rolls-Royce Defence Aerospace
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lotus Engineering
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Imperial College London
  • Loughborough University.

Programme Structure

Research groups:

  • Aerodynamics and Flight Research
  • Low Carbon Vehicles
  • Centres for Doctoral Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in engineering, mathematics or science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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