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.
Discover your tomorrow
Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.
Explore postgraduate research in mechanical, aerospace or civil engineering
Start your PhD journey by finding the research project that best suits you.
Search through our live research projects to find your future team.
Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial key part of your PhD journey.
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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Depending on the project you’re applying for, there are a range of options available at different times of the year.
Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)
Find out more about these funded PhD opportunities where you gain valuable practical experience while training as part of a cohort.
Start your new tomorrow. Find out how to submit an application.
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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.