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MPhil/PhD Science and Engineering

MPhil/PhD Science and Engineering

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Full time | University of Chester | 3 years | OCT-22

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Engineering Studies Science

Course type


Course Summary


The Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park – a major research and innovation hub for the Northwest. The Science Park is home to technology companies with active research links with the faculty. It also offers incubator space and business services for young and developing enterprises.

The faculty enjoys high-level facilities in materials analysis and characterisation, microscopy, chemical analytical science, photonics, laser treatments for surface and materials modification, mechanical, electrical, and computational workshops. We have access to the University’s High-Performance Computing cluster and are supported by state of the art library and information resources.

Research Areas

The Faculty of Science and Engineering welcomes students who are interested in pursuing PhD, MRes or MPhil research degrees in our departments of:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science

We have a highly collegiate approach to research with the research interests of staff falling across traditional departmental boundaries and across the academic-industry divide. This gives rise to exciting cross-disciplinary project areas that can make use of all the facilities of the departments that make up the faculty. Projects are designed around the fundamental underpinning science and technology necessary for progress in one or more specific industry sectors, and can involve experimental, theoretical, computational, or modelling aspects.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second-class honours degree in a discipline appropriate to their intended area of research.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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