Research course

Mechanical Engineering

Institution
University of Bath · Department of Mechanical Engineering
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

First or good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate engineering, science or mathematics subject.

We seek applications from outstanding individuals from anywhere in the world who are strongly committed to and potentially capable of high-quality academic research in any of the disciplinary areas covered by our Research Centres.

IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a proud record of achievement in education and research. Our research impact was officially recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). 89% of our research was graded as either world-leading or internationally excellent, placing us 10th in the UK for our submission to the Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Our research activities cover the full spectrum extending from fundamental investigations to applied research. Many of these activities are carried out in conjunction with industry and other universities, both in the UK and overseas.

The MPhil and PhD programmes combine taught research training and applied research practice. Candidates join the Department as a member of the Research Centre in which they initially have a broad research interest and that will have overseen their acceptance into the Department.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

89%

Information for international students

All non-native speakers of English are required to have passed English language tests.

If you need to develop your English language skills, the University’s Academic Skills Centre offers a number of courses.

Fees and funding

See our website for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Doctoral College
Email
doctoraladmissions@bath.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1225 383463