Research course


University of Liverpool · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

The indicative entry requirement is an Honours degree in an Engineering, Physical Sciences or Computer Sciences subject at a level of 2:2 or above for taught programmes and a level of 2:1 or above for research programmes. The above criteria should be used as a guide. Each application is assessed individually to reflect students’ qualifications with respect to requirements for each individual programme. Mature students are eligible via standard University requirements which allow appropriate qualifications plus experience as an alternative to an Honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Our staff are world-renowned for their creativity and results across a broad spectrum of single-discipline and multidisciplinary research.

Subject Overview

We consistently achieve high research grades including top ratings for most of our research areas in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

Below you can find out about our research interests in-depth and about the wide-ranging PhD and other research opportunities available.

The School of Engineering has academic staff drawn from the disciplines of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and offers MSc and MRes programmes in areas such as Manufacturing, Lasers, Product Design, Materials, Aerospace Simulation, Sustainable Civil Engineering (Maritime and Structural), and Mechanical Systems Engineering. The research of the school is organised into three Centres, and the MSc programmes are each associated with one Centre to ensure that the teaching is supported and developed within the context of leading edge research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927