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MPhil/ PhD Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

MPhil/ PhD Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (General) Engineering Studies

Course type


Course Summary

We're home to award-winning and internationally recognised research centres spanning energy, aerospace, fluids, structures and materials. Our work involves both the creation of new knowledge, and understanding and translating that new knowledge into the technologies of tomorrow.

The Department’s research, teaching and industrial support work is underpinned by state-of-the-art laboratories and local-access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.

You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over three years.

You can study either degree in any of our research groups:

  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Fluids
  • Materials

As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PgCert RPD).

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.

It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.


The University Career Service can help you with everything from writing your CV to interview preparation.

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Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you'll require to demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in the English language.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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