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Mechanical Engineering, PhD/MSc by Research

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
Unlock new discoveries in an internationally acclaimed research environment that is leading innovative and transformational changes in the manufacturing sector with this Mechanical Engineering  from University of Birmingham.
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Overview

By studying a PhD / MSc by Research in Mechanical Engineering  from University of Birmingham you will be leading pivotal change that underpins business interests and creates a tangible impact on society. From nanotechnology to vehicle and aero-technology, our research scales the full range of engineering disciplines to examine some of the most challenging issues today and supports the manufacturing industry worldwide.

Our research within the School of Mechanical Engineering positions the University and West Midlands region as the UK’s research and development centre in the area of Advanced Manufacturing. We pride ourselves on applying engineering science to solving problems that are important to society and we are leading changes in advanced manufacturing to ensure continued business success. Our research has vastly benefitted industrial partners in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and transport sectors.  Those include world-leading companies, such as Airbus, Delcam, GKN, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Johnson and Johnson, Johnson Matthey, Rolls-Royce, and Shell.Research degrees in Mechanical Engineering are offered through three research specialist centres:

  • Bio-medical and micro engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Centre
  • Vehicle technology

Career

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research interests:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Centre
  • Bio-medical and Micro Engineering
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Cyrogenic Energy Storage

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, or an alternative qualification and/or relevant experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21420 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • £2,160 UK/EU students, part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships for taught programmes and research opportunities to ensure the very best talent is nurtured and supported at postgraduate level.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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