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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our postgraduate research programmes in Aerospace Engineering offer the opportunity to study in a multi-disciplinary team alongside leading academics in the field. Drawing on our expertise in aerodynamics, automotive aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modelling and other areas we are facilitating the development of tomorrow's aerospace technologies.

Your research will be supported by state-of-the-art computational and experimental facilities. We have strong links with industry and excellent employability in a diverse sector of aerospace engineering.

Aims

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of supervised research, the results of which show evidence of originality and independent critical judgement and constitute an addition to knowledge.

A PhD is the target of most postgraduate students who relish the opportunity to undertake a research project with intellectual, scientific, industrial or commercial challenges. Individuals with relevant industrial experience are also encouraged to apply for this level of graduate work, which is of particular value for personal and professional development.

Our research students have the opportunity to develop their skills through robust and flexible training that is designed to:

  • Develop the research skills needed to plan and conduct research, write a thesis and disseminate research findings to stakeholders and the international research community;
  • Gain understanding of the wide variety of research undertaken within the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and in relevant disciplines across the University;
  • Equip each student with the broader skills to become world leading industry professionals and researchers in the next generation.

All of our research degree programmes are based on supportive supervision in our outstanding research environment. You will carry out a programme of research in a particular area under the supervision of a primary supervisor and one or more co-supervisors. Your primary supervisor would be a research active member of academic staff in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. Co-supervisors may be from another discipline, another institution or even an external organisation, such as an industrial partner, selected to suit the project scope and specific skills required.

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Standard £23,000, Band 1 £24,000, Band 2 £27,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirements for a Doctorate programme are either: i) a First class UK Honours degree in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD ii) an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above and Masters award at Merit level in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD, or equivalent international qualifications