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Design Manufacture and Engineering Management, PhD, MPhil, EngD

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    Application Deadline
  • 42 months
University rank #296 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
In the Design Manufacture and Engineering Management programme from the University of Strathclyde, you can achieve MPhil, PhD, Industrial Doctorate and Engineering Doctorate (EngD) post-graduate degrees.
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    The Design Manufacture and Engineering Management programme is offered by the University of Strathclyde.
    Our PGR students are located in a custom-designed research office, the Leonardo Suite, which facilitates the building of a strong research community and enables students from our range of disciplines to share ideas and learn from each other. Find out more about what our current PGR students are doing.

What is a PhD?

PhD degree programmes enable students to undertake cutting edge research work for a period of up to three-and-a-half years.

It’s expected the outcomes of this research will represent a significant and original advancement of knowledge in the chosen field and will be published in leading science and/or engineering journals, as well as in the end of programme doctoral thesis. PhD programmes can be self-funded or sponsored by industry, the University, a research council, or combination of these.

What is an EngD?

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is a four-year doctoral research programme involving a significant taught component. The programme offers students and graduates a unique opportunity to carry out in-depth study and research in advanced manufacturing techniques, forging and forming. It provides ambitious and able students with the technical, business and personal development competencies needed to become the senior research managers of the future.

Unlike a traditional PhD, the EngD is focused on industry based research. On completion of the course, students will be awarded an EngD in Advanced Manufacturing: Forging & Forming, equivalent to a PhD.

The EngD programme is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Doctorate Centre (AMIDC), funded in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The AMIDC is a collaboration between the Advanced Forming Research Centre and our department. It focuses on developing new and enhanced manufacturing techniques within the forming and forging sectors.

Find out more about our EngD programme.

Why study an EngD?

The programme will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of manufacturing issues, gain industrial experience and learn how to expertly communicate and implement real-world engineering solutions. You'll get the chance to work with global industrial companies and enhance your CV. Unlike a traditional PhD, the EngD is focused on industry-based research, working at the centre or within the industrial sponsors’ facilities. Programme output is research-based solutions for industry identified manufacturing issues.

What is an Industrial Doctorate?

An Industrial Doctorate is an industrially-focused three-year equivalent research project and PhD education, conducted jointly by a private sector company, an Industrial PhD candidate and the University of Strathclyde.

The Industrial PhD candidate is employed by the company throughout the time enrolled at the University, with the employer covering the fees.

Each PGR degree has a slightly different funding profile and mode of study – contact us for more information on the PGR pathways.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
    • Duration description
      • PhD - up to 3.6 years
      • Engineering Doctorate - 4 years
      • Industrial Doctorate - 3 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Key research areas:

  • Creativity & innovation
  • Materials
  • Operations
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You'll need a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant discipline from a recognised academic institution.

During the application you'll be asked for the following:

  • a CV
  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
  • two references, one of which must be academic
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250 to 1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated

By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20050 GBP per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 42 months.
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Rest of UK

  • £4,327

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 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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