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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

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Postgraduate research in mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering

We were the first English university to offer an engineering degree, and today we’re tackling society's greatest challenges by applying engineering to humanitarian and environmental concerns.

As a postgraduate research student in Manchester you'll benefit from our outstanding facilities. You'll work with supervisors at the very top of their field; and you'll enjoy links to some of the biggest names in industry.

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Browse our range of mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering PhD, MPhil and DProf postgraduate research programmes.

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Live projects

Start your PhD journey by finding a research project that you’re passionate about.

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Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial part of your PhD journey.

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Browse our funding pages to find out about available scholarships, studentships and awards before speaking to your supervisor for further guidance.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about fully funded PhD opportunities available through our CDTs, where you can combine research with practical training as part of a cohort and collaborate across research areas, institutions and industry.

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Start your new tomorrow. Find out how to submit an application.

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Discover your tomorrow

Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.