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The purpose of the Engineering program at De Montfort University  is to provide both research experience and the training to be a successful researcher. The training component is delivered through a series of taught modules and seminars. 

Key facts:

The engineering sector has a crucial role to play in delivering growth and maintaining competitiveness in a rapidly growing global market and in designing and shaping the technologies of tomorrow. Engineering is vital to our everyday lives – from essentials like running water, transport and power generation through to household appliances, computers and mobile phones.

Engineering has long been a mainstay of research and innovation in De Montfort University: it is at the heart of the UK Government’s STEM agenda and is a popular subject for overseas investment in research capability.  Engineering covers a broad range of individual subjects and is organised within the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development into four main Centres.  The DTP in Engineering develops research and technical skills of the PhD students through a programme of modules as well as a structured programme of personal development to facilitate the student’s development as independent researchers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      typically 36-48 months

    • Average part-time duration 56 months
    • Duration description

      typically 56-66 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Business Environment 
  • Research methods
  • Summarising technical papers and articles
  • Oral presentations
  • The structure and language of a research paper
  • Dissecting an engineering thesis and identifying good practice

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Applicants should complete the Application Form and submit it to De Montfort University. Reference forms should be passed to the two referees for completion.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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