Research course


University of Greenwich · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A good first degree, typically 2.1 or above in a related subject. • Students who do not have English as their first language must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above in all skills or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system. • Each application is considered on its own merits, so entry requirements may vary.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Engineering has a population of around 50 MPhil/PhD students working in seven research groups. This work is supported by research funding of around £1.6 million per annum.

Each student normally first enrols on the MPhil degree. After completing the first year of the MPhil, the student's progress is reviewed, and, if considered satisfactory, the student is permitted to transfer to the PhD for a further two to three years of research. A student who does not wish to continue at this point may write up and submit the work to be considered for an MPhil degree.

MPhil/PhD students are usually provided with two supervisors, who guide them through the research. The supervisors are usually research staff from within the Faculty, although a supervisor may be appointed from another Department or from outside the university. There are seven engineering research groups focusing on practical and important real-life problems. The Faculty also offers a one-year MSc by Research.

Research projects

Recent topics include:

  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • The Manufacturing Engineering Research Group
  • The Mobile and Wireless Communications Research Laboratory
  • The Internet Security Research Laboratory
  • The Centre for Innovative Product Development
  • The Infrastructure Management Research Group
  • The Sustainability in Civil Engineering Research Group

Please note: If your research area does not fall exactly into one of the following categories, contact the us to discuss your requirements.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-84 months
full time
36-48 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
60-84 months

Course contact details

020 8331 9000