Research course

Mechanical Engineering

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.


Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Staff are engaged in research and consultancy for industry. The School has seen a huge growth in research activity in the last few years. The recent Research Assessment Exercise judged the research in Engineering to be excellent, with 80% of research outputs judged to be of internationally excellent or world-leading quality.

Oxford Brookes strives to provide high quality research for the real world with staff who are at the forefront of their fields. Our new building offers cutting edge facilities for mechanical and automotive engineering and staff are always keen to share expertise and build on its excellent links with industry.

Department specialisms

Advanced Vehicle Engineering; Faraday Advance and the Materials KTN; thin-Walled Structures; Joining Technology; Stress and Materials, Analysis, Research and Testing.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Professor John Durodola
+44 (0) 1865 483516