Research course

Institute of Engineering Systems and Design

University of Leeds · School of Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

We would normally expect applicants for postgraduate research to have achieved one of the following in a subject relevant to the proposed degree: a degree equivalent to a UK first or good upper second class honours degree or good performance in a Masters level course.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer a range of PhD opportunities in the area of Engineering Systems and Design (IESD). The Institute designs and analyses complex systems that involve technology, people and services. We have world class expertise in design systems, solid mechanics, robotics and mechatronics, dynamics and control and optimisation. Research areas include:

- Bio-mechatronics and robotics
- Design sciences
- Energy efficient automotive and aerospace design

For further information in this area of research, please visit our website.

Information for international students

Students from outside the EU are guaranteed a place in University accommodation if they are accepted on the course and apply for accommodation before the deadline. If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification, e.g. IELTS or TOEFL.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for further information about funding:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 8000