Postgraduate programmes

Tensile testing

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 percent 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.

MSc in Mechanical Engineering 1-year (Taught) Programme

  • MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering: this course covers a broad range of engineering topics. As part of their course MSc students attend year four undergraduate courses and undertake their own project work.

For more specific information about programme and unit outlines please visit the Education Support Unit.

  • Non-Destructive Evaluation (EngD)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Department has a large and active community of PhD students and post-doctoral research assistants undertaking research.

The Department has one of the most active community of PhD Students and post-doctoral research assistants undertaking extensive research projects in the University.  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.

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. Please visit to Postgraduate Prospectus to find out more about this.

All post-doctoral positions are advertised on jobs.ac.uk and elsewhere.

For more specific information about programme and unit outlines please visit the Education Support Unit.