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Full time | University of Sussex | 4 years | JAN-21

Study mode

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.


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

  • Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group
  • Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
  • Sensor Technology Research Centre
  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre
  • Creative Technology Research Group.

We welcome research proposals in all of 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

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. 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.