A first or 2:1 Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification, a Masters Degree or equivalent qualification, or both. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria, but who hold a Bachelor's degree with Lower Second Class Honours or equivalent qualification, may be admitted to the degree of MPhil in the first instance. Following completion of one year's registration it may be possible (subject to satisfactory performance), to progress to year two of PhD registration. Please see website for further information.
Months of entry
Course contentThis Group undertakes research directly relevant to the aerospace industry and also of a quite fundamental nature.
Manchester has a distinguished history in turbulence modelling (from Osborne Reynolds to Brian Launder) and also in Fluids (e.g. Lamb and Goldstein), reflected in aerodynamics and heat transfer research today coupled with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allied to interests in Dynamics, Composite Structures and Aeroelasticity.
There is strong industrial linkage with EADS, Airbus and the Group is a preferred academic partner for BAE Systems in experimental aerodynamics and dynamic loads. EU collaboration is particularly strong. There are excellent test facilities for dynamics and aerodynamics with large wind tunnels at the Goldstein Laboratory.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 ( with no sub test less than 5.5), TOEFL 570 with 5.0 in the TWE (Computer-based 230 or above or Internet-based 88-89 or above). Other English Language qualifications / tests can be considered including those offered by the University's English Language Teaching Centre
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
- +44 (0) 161 275 4345