Ph. D. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

University of Birmingham

36 months
23580 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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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.


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


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Programme Structure

Research interests:

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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23580 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23580 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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