Research course

Aerospace Engineering

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of Aerospace Engineering
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

PhD applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a master’s degree (or international equivalent) in a science, mathematics or engineering discipline. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree.

MSc by Research applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in science, mathematics or engineering and demonstrate readiness to pursue a research degree.

Months of entry

Anytime

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, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
came-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk