Research course


University of East Anglia · Faculty of Science
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

A first class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Engineers at UEA work on a wide variety of cutting-edge topics, bringing various disciplines together to tackle important issues across the engineering sciences. We have particular expertise in low-carbon energy, modelling and materials, working collaboratively with the university's exceptional Schools of Computing and Environmental Sciences. Engineering is part of the School of Mathematics, which is ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of its research output (REF 2014) - an enormous accolade for a flourishing School, and testament to the great work we do.

Our primary research themes are:

Functional Materials

  1. Graphene and Nanostructured Materials
  2. High-Resolution Drop-on-Demand Printing Technology
  3. Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics and Energy Buildings
  4. Electrospray Deposition of Functional Materials

Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems

  1. Optimisation-driven design
  2. Energy-efficient structures
  3. Low-speed Impact Analysis

Low Carbon & Renewable Energy Systems

  1. Energy from biomass and waste
  2. Intelligent energy buildings
  3. Carbon recyling and carbon capture
  4. PV Degradation and diagnostics

More information on our research.

Information for international students

English entry requirements are an overall score of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

Please visit the University's website for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0)1603 591709