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International Doctorate, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Coventry, United Kingdom
The International Doctorate at the WMG University of Warwick will address industry-driven research challenges including, for example: establishing natural or recovered materials as feed-stocks, reducing process inputs and outputs without compromising performance or economic viability, extracting high value materials from waste streams, and ultimately establishing economic.
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With the International Doctorate at the WMG University of Warwick, you will be working on a challenge submitted by one of our partner companies, who will act as your sponsor for the duration of the programme. 

Each project will be based at a 'home' University (either Warwick, Exeter of Cranfield), meaning you will split your time between the home institution and your sponsoring company, as well as visiting the other partner institutions. 

You will also undertake an international placement with one of our overseas partners (listed above), to give you the broadest possible range of experiences.

The EngD International programme combines taught modules at each of the three partner Universities to bring students up to best industrial practice, with original research based on real world problems as well as group projects, conference attendance and business and academic networking. 

By applying rigorous analysis, innovative thinking and good management practice you will stand out above your competitors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Available Projects

  • Bioelectrochemical Systems - Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC’s) & Microbial Electrolysis Cells (MEC’s)
  • Scrap Reduction During the Casting of Plain Bearings
  • Modification of Thermoplastics using Recycled Carbon Fibres
  • Reaction Kinetics of Mould Slag in Steel to Achieve Optimal Flow for Zero Mould Slag Entrapment

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. Students with an MSc in a related subject may be exempt from certain taught modules.
  • 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 additional 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.


All of our current EngD International projects are fully funded for Home/EU students. Eligible students will receive a tax free stipend of circa £19,000 per annum. If you are an overseas applicant please contact us to discuss your application and funding possibilities.

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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