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Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) Leeds, United Kingdom
A key feature of this Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics programme at University of Leeds is that your supervisory team come from a range of disciplines from across the University. You will therefore be expected to have broad interests and be willing to learn beyond your core expertise. 

About

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4 year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics.

There will also be the expectation that you will spend an extended period working with either an industrial, environmental or external academic partner as part of your project.

You will be part of a cohort of research students with different academic backgrounds, all focusing on different aspects of fluid dynamics. During the selection process we will be looking for students who will be enthusiastic about learning with and from their peers, as well as the ability to undertake their own in-depth research.

Outcome

During your time in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics programme at University of Leeds you will develop substantial technical and transferable skills enabling you to build a successful career and become a leader in industry or academia. In addition to a wide range of computational, modelling and experimental techniques, you will have many opportunities to develop team working, communication and problem solving skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • CFD Software
  • Fluid-Structure Interactions
  • Professional Development & Skills 
  • Foundations of Fluid Dynamics
  • Multidisciplinary Team Project
  • Scientific Computation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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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 degree equivalent to a UK first class honours, or a high upper second class, in an engineering, mathematics or science discipline.
  • Please enter ‘CDT Fluid Dynamics’ in the ‘Research Area’ section. You may include a research proposal if you have a specific project you wish to follow, however this is not required at this stage.
  • Please include a CV
  • Please include transcripts and certificates for your degree(s).
  • Please also include a personal statement of your interests within the subject area – not more than half a side of A4.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Generally, UK students will be eligible for a full award and other European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying academic fees and RTSG only, except in cases where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the programme of study. Places are available for students who have their own funding.

  • We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

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