Research course

Nuclear Engineering

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

The applicant should have, or be about to obtain, a 1st class or 2.1 degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, and possess exceptional skills of oral and written communications.

Months of entry


Course content

The Engineering Doctorate is a flagship programme which provides the opportunity for outstanding engineers to work in industry while obtaining a doctorate level qualification. This programme route ensures engineers, who aspire to senior management roles in industry, are able to gain practical experience of working in industry whilst expanding their knowledge through further study. A typical Engineering Doctorate lasts four years and is built around a research proposal which is developed by the University and Industrial partners.

The Research Engineers are expected to spend around three-quarters of their time working directly with their collaborating company. Packages of training courses are tailored to your needs in order to develop management skills, as well as specialist technical subjects. This taught component is assessed and forms an integral part of the degree.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements please see the University website.

Fees and funding

There a number of funding opportunities available from EPSRC.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
+44 (0) 161 275 4345