Research course


University of Exeter · Engineering
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

As a PhD or MPhil student in engineering you will be a member of the school of engineering, computing and mathematics. The current research activities in engineering cover a wide range of interests within civil, electronic, mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineering, as well as in engineering management.

Engineering research is organised into three main areas:

  • Materials and manufacturing, with expertise in; additive manufacturing; multi-functional materials; low-carbon manufacturing and sustainable technologies; bio-medical engineering; strategies, operations and engineering management and manufacturing systems, supply chains and logistics
  • Functional materials, with exterpise in; nanomaterials and energy materials; memory materials; biomaterials and instrumentation; atomistic modelling and graphene devices
  • Water and environment with expertise in water systems planning, design and operation.

Department specialisms

Engineering research is organised into three main areas: 1. Materials and manufacturing,(Additive Manufacturing; Multi-Functional Materials; Low-carbon Manufacturing and Sustainable Technologies; Bio-medical Engineering; Strategies, Operations and Engineering Management and Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chains and Logistics) 2. Functional materials(Nanomaterials and energy materials; Memory materials; Biomaterials and instrumentation; Atomistic modelling and Graphene devices) and 3. Water and environment.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months


part time
48-60 months
full time
24-36 months

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Admissions
+44 (0) 1392 723647