Engineering Mathematics

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Run by Faculty of Engineering
Awards available PhD
Programme length Three years full-time, six years part-time; then one further year to write up.
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date Not fixed

Programme overview

Members of the Department of Engineering Mathematics carry out cutting-edge research in areas where mathematics is being applied to future challenges in engineering, industry and the life sciences. The department also makes fundamental theoretical and computational advances. There is a strong tradition of interdisciplinary work, international collaboration and publication in leading research journals.

Research is supported by grants from public bodies, such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and the European Union, as well as from local government, national government and industry.

Visit the department’s web page for links to the Engineering Mathematics Research groups. The Faculty of Engineering website offers comprehensive information about Postgraduate studies. 

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£4,565
UK: part-time
£2,283
Overseas: full-time
£24,600

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2022/23

A number of funded studentships are available each year, supported by research council, industry, University or other funds. View the faculty website for a list of currently available funded projects or visit jobs.ac.uk.

View Information on funding postgraduate study for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Self-funded or sponsored students are also very welcome to apply.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Entry requirements

PhD applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a master’s degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline in an engineering discipline, computer science, mathematics or a closely related field. Applicants without a masters qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

The Department of Engineering Mathematics contributes to research across the University including artificial intelligence, machine learning, complexity, robotics, dynamics and control, environmental uncertainty, predictive life sciences, and neurosciences.

A list of available projects can be found on the Faculty PhD opportunities site. Links to Engineering Mathematics Research groups are found on the department website. Visit to view more projects and research opportunities.

Careers

Students who graduate from the Department of Engineering Mathematics follow a wide range of careers, such as mathematical modelling and simulation in engineering consultancies, government scientific civil service, the Met Office and the intelligence services.

Many graduates go on to work in quantitative finance and financial services more broadly and several have recently become entrepreneurs in the data analytics industry. Others follow traditional academic career paths in university or in public and private sector research institutes.

Visit this Engineering Maths graduate destinations web page for information on careers and transferable skills.

Staff profiles

Please see the staff profiles on the Engineering Mathematics website.

Our People

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Application deadline:

We welcome applications at any time of year.

Open days and visits

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Get in touch

Postgraduate Research Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4753 or +44 (0)117 331 5232 Email: sceem-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths (SCEEM)
Merchant Venturers Building
Woodland Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1UB
School website: School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths
Department website: Department of Engineering Mathematics

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REF 2014 results

Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol; in particular, the scores for subject areas 10, 11 and 15.


Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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