Research course

Aerospace Engineering

University of Bristol · Department of Aerospace Engineering
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in science, mathematics or engineering.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research within the department and faculty is organised via cross-faculty research groups. Research interests are pursued via three major sections:

  • Fluid Flow and Aerodynamics
  • Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS)
  • Dynamics and Control

This work is supported by at least 30 academic staff, more than 50 research staff and over 150 postgraduate students, plus a highly experienced administrative and technical support team.

There is a wide range of research in the department, spanning experimental, numerical, theoretical and computational, and all is applied to aerospace-related problems, for example fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, wind turbines and UAVs.

All postgraduates would expect to publish in high-quality journals and present at international conferences. Hence, research programmes are aimed at independent and self-motivated applicants.

Applicants should contact a potential academic adviser to discuss available projects before submitting an application.

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 Admissions Team