For PhD: A minimum of a 2i class UK honours degree or overseas equivalent is required. For MSc by Research: The standard academic entry requirements for a Masters programme (either taught or research) will be a Lower Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
Months of entry
January, September, July, April
Our research is concentrated on the experimental and theoretical studies of the physics of fluid flows and liquid crystals. This is essentially a study of the properties of isotropic and anisotropic fluids. We work to various length scales. These range from the microscopic, with a focus on liquid crystal phases including the effects of particles and nano-structures, to macroscopic non-linear effects such as chaos, turbulence and pattern formation in fluids and granular matter. The experimental work we conduct is linked with our theory via collaboration with mathematicians from the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics.
Information for international students
Overseas applicants need to provide satisfactory proof of English language. For example, TOEFL individual written test score of 5.0, and overall total 570 (paper based); 230 (computer based); 90 (internet based) or IELTS 6.5.
Fees and funding
There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students, including scholarships, industrial sponsorships, and Research Council studentships. Please contact the School for further details.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Recruitment and Admissions Officer
- 0161 306 3673
- 0161 275 4297