Research course

General Engineering

University of Leicester · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

A first or good 2nd-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or a qualification recognised by the university as equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not lived in a country where the first language is English for at least three years, immediately prior to the commencement of study, will be required to demonstrate that their English is at an appropriate level before registering.

Months of entry


Course content

A 5A unified engineering department covering electrical, electronic, control mechanical and software engineering specialisms. Funded research opportunities available in the areas of control, instrumentation, bioengineering, mechanical materials, thermofluids, electrical and electronic power engineering, embedded systems, environmental engineering, chemical sensors, quality and reliability management.

Department specialisms

Bioengineering; Transducers and Signal Processing; Control Systems; Electrical and Electronics Power Engineering; Mechanics of Materials; Radio Systems; Thermofluids and Environmental Engineering; Chemical sensors; Embedded systems; Software Engineering; Quality and Reliability Management.

Information for international students

A majority of the department's postgraduate population are international, coming from China, Germany, Guyana, Colombia, Mexico, India, Italy, Malaysia, Pakistan and Singapore.

Fees and funding

EPSRC, industry, university open scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
48 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Miss Michelle Christian
0116 252 2871
0116 252 2619