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.
Explore postgraduate research in mechanical, aerospace or civil engineering
Browse our range of mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering PhD, MPhil and DProf postgraduate research programmes.
Start your PhD journey by finding a research project that you’re passionate about.
Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial part of your PhD journey.
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.
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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Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.
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Research focused on advances in aerodynamics to improve autonomous airborne systems.
Research focused on enabling society to maximise the value of the digitalisation of manufacturing processes.
Modelling and simulation
Interdisciplinary research aiming to address computational modelling at multiple scales.
Research to enable the safe operation of current nuclear power stations, with a focus on the future as well.
Research to address the engineering, policy and societal challenges of adapting to a sustainable society.
Our staff engage strongly with many of the research centres and institutes across the University.
Explore the range of top-class facilities that underpin all of our research.