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Full time | University of West London | 3 years | JAN-22

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Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Engineering Studies

Course type


Course Summary


If you are interested in researching sound engineering or electrical and electronic engineering, our PhD in Engineering offers you the opportunity to solve real-life challenges based on current research practices. Our academics have extensive professional experience across engineering topics and are at hand to support you.

About PhD study

This course is available for you to study either on a full-time or part-time basis and you have the flexibility to switch should you need to.

A PhD is founded on independent research. You will undertake a systematic and in-depth exploration of your chosen topic to produce a substantial body of knowledge and make an original and important contribution to the subject area.

The support provided by your supervisory team will be vital to your student experience and scholarly advancement. You and your supervisors will have regular one-to-one meetings which will provide you with opportunities to develop your research topic and discuss your progress.


A PhD degree in Engineering - the highest academic qualification, based on the advanced study and independent research, opens an array of career opportunities both in academia and within the engineering industries.

Many students go on to pursue an academic career, following the PhD with postdoctoral study, then a fellowship or lectureship. Others, you go on to pursue a career in engineering systems design consultancies, non-destructive testing laboratories, robotics industry, and consultancy.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for a research degree are a good first degree (First Class or Upper Second Class), or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, a master’s degree (MA, MSc, MBA or MRes) with Merit, or equivalent postgraduate or research experience.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more