Research course

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Loughborough University · Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

A good (2:1 or above) degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent substantial relevant experience.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The School has a multi-national community of research students who form an important part of our internationally recognised research activities.

The School is a leader in technological research and innovation, with extensive national and international industrial links.

We develop and nurture the world’s top engineering talent to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world by integrating our research and education programmes in order to support the technical and commercial needs of society and to extend the boundaries of current knowledge.

We have also recently been selected to lead one of EPSRC’s multidisciplinary Grand Challenges, SYMETA (SYnthesizing 3D METAmaterials for RF, microwave and THz applications), that is addressing the use of meta materials for future generations of high bandwidth communications and microwave applications.

Research grants and partnerships

Research grants, principally from the UK Research Councils and the EU, and extensive industrial collaborations means we currently have over £52m of live research projects.

Supporting us and helping to ensure that our output reaches and benefits society at large are our strong partnerships with many of the leading British and global technical and engineering organisations.

Your role as a research student

Our PhD students play a central role in our wide-ranging research activities, making vital contributions to the success of the research itself. We have internationally active research staff across 15 separate research groups who are ready to provide further details of possible projects.

The School has a vibrant, international community of postgraduate research students. During your time with us, you will able to publish your research findings in top peer-reviewed scientific journals, present your research findings at leading international conferences and network with scientists and industrial partners to maximise the impact of your research and start building your own professional network.

Take a look at our current research opportunities here.

Department specialisms

Engineering Systems, Advanced Manufacturing, Communications, Engineering for Health, Engineering Design and Analysis, Energy Engineering.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)1509 565185