Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Postgraduate research

Funded opportunities


We are pleased to offer financial support for prospective PhD researchers.  Funding is available in the form of studentships and these are awarded on the basis of your academic record, supporting references and the quality of the outline research proposal.  Throughout the year we have a number of opportunities available, in the first instance please contact our Postgraduate Admissions team for the latest opportunities. 

Current opportunities are advertised on and

EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre

Loughborough is one of three partner institutions selected to lead the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre for Regenerative Medicine which offers exciting opportunities for postgraduate research study to help realise the potential of Regenerative Medicine and improve human health, as well as attractive funding opportunities.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence

An EPSRC funded, jointly hosted centre between Loughborough University and Heriot-Watt University. The CDT-EI offers scholarships for the unique, bespoke, industry-informed 4 year programme with focused, deep technical training and experience in an embedded intelligence thematic area. For more information about the centre and how to apply for this opportunity at Loughborough and Heriot-Watt please visit our website

Doctoral Training Centres

In partnership with the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, and based around the world-class research facility at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), the School is linked to a four-year Engineering Doctorate Programme which combines intensive technical and interdisciplinary modules with an industry-based doctoral research project provided by our industrial partners.