The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a highly rated research profile which ranges across a wide spectrum of engineering subjects. Our research quality was recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) with a grade point average of 2.95 out of 4, with 80% of our research activity judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. We also received the highest score overall in the last National Student Survey.
Through studying for a taught MSc or research-based PhD programme, there is potential to specialise in a preferred area of interest and gain more in-depth knowledge and experience before moving into your chosen career. The Department has one of the most active and extensive research profiles in the University and the range of subjects covered reflects the variety of people from different backgrounds, nationalities and cultures that choose postgraduate study at the University of Bristol. There are currently some 50 research assistants and research students attached to its research groups.
The Department has a large and active community of PhD students and post-doctoral research assistants undertaking research. We welcome applications for PhD study and research assistant positions throughout the year. Please note that the Department does not offer internships. As at most British universities, it is not necessary for those wishing to study for a PhD to complete or register for an MSc in the first instance. Find out more about this »
All post-doctoral positions are advertised on jobs.ac.uk and elsewhere.
Please visit the Postgraduate Prospectus for how to apply.
Please visit the Education Support Unit pages for more specific information about programme and unit outlines.