Research course

Mechanical Engineering

University of Birmingham · Engineering and Physical Sciences
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content

From nanotechnology to vehicle and aero-technology, our research scales the full range of engineering disciplines to support manufacturing industry worldwide.
Research degrees in Mechanical Engineering are offered through three research specialist centres: Biomedical and Microengineering; the Advanced Manufacturing Centre; and Vehicle Technology.

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Department specialisms

Mechanics; Automotive Safety; Geometric Modelling; Metal Forming; Machining; Microsystems and Nanotechnology; Manufacturing Systems including Quality, Power Transmission, Powerplant.

Information for international students

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has a large group of research students from countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North & South America.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£17,910 FT

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005