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Philosophy in Engineering (PhD), Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Coventry, United Kingdom
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD) programme at the WMG University of Warwick will train you in rigorous research methods that will allow you to become part of an international community of scholars and industry leaders.
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A Philosophy in Engineering (PhD) programme at the WMG University of Warwick is concentrated on a contribution to knowledge in a specific subject. It requires you to discover, interpret and communicate new knowledge through original research, and to present and defend research outcomes which extend the forefront of your chosen discipline.

WMG carries out applied research under the themes of Design, Materials, Manufacturing, Systems and Business. Sectors include automotive, aerospace, construction, energy and utilities, the environment, finance, food and drink, healthcare technologies, and pharmaceutical.

Our programme offers the opportunity to combine doctoral-level education with real industrial relevance. We are globally renowned for our business focus, industry collaboration and our impact in the competitive market place.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time registration is also possible, typically over 5 years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Please choose an area of interest for current project ideas:


  • Experiential Engineering
  • Visualisation


  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing
  • Nanocomposites
  • Steels Processing
  • Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing


  • Net-Shape Manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • Automation Systems
  • Digital Lifecycle Management


  • Energy and Electrical Systems
  • Biomedical Informatics, Imaging and Healthcare Technologies


  • Business Transformation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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

  • First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject, e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Maths.
  • Overseas applicants should have IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL. Pre-sessional language courses are available for applicants who narrowly miss these requirements.
  • Please see individual project adverts for any further requirements.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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



We have a number of funding options available for research students. Some of our current projects are fully or partially funded. The majority of these are for Home/EU applicants, though we may also be able to help with fees for those from overseas. We also have a number of scholarships for those who wish to undertake their own project.

Currently Resident in the UK

In many cases, support is available from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for those who have a minimum 2:1 Hons degree and who are normally resident in the UK. This will usually fund registration fees and give a stipend for the year.

Non-UK Resident

Overseas applicants are encouraged to apply for a Warwick Collaborative Research Scholarship. We also have a number of full and fees only scholarships available from WMG.

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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