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Full time | University of Sussex | 4 years | SEP-23

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Full time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Engineering Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Engineering and product design are driven by the need for constant improvement. You’ll learn from - and will be inspired by - the engineers who are making these industry improvements happen.

We foster strong links with industry to support collaborative research and to provide routes to knowledge transfer and commercialisation of the outcomes of our research.

Areas of Study

As a research student, you're associated with one or more research groups in the Department of Engineering and Design:

  • Centre of Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT
  • Creative Technology Research Group
  • Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group
  • Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
  • Robotics and Mechatronic Systems
  • Sensor Technology Research Centre
  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre.
  • We welcome research proposals in all the areas our faculty specialise in.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You’re normally expected to have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in engineering or physics. You may also be considered for the degree if you can show evidence of suitable qualifications or work experience.