Research degrees

Our PhD students play a central role in our wide-ranging research activities, making vital contributions to the success of the research itself.

By studying for a research degree within our School, you'll be part of a supportive community with access to our rich research network. We're renowned for our research's wide-ranging positive impacts on the world and its benefits to society and our students’ learning.

Our School has a thriving doctoral research community comprising full-time and part-time UK, EU, and international students. During your time with us, you will be able to publish your research findings in top peer-reviewed scientific journals, present your research findings at leading international conferences and network with scientists and industrial partners to maximise the impact of your research to start building your professional network.

100% of the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

research impact rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2021

If you are interested in working with a particular staff member as part of your postgraduate research study, please get in touch with the academic directly. Our academic staff are happy to help prospective students develop their research proposals as part of their application process. 

The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering welcomes and encourages PhD applicants who reflect a diversity of race and nationality, religion or belief, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, and disability.