PhD funding and opportunities

Faculty scholarships for Engineering PhD students

Candidates for any of these schemes need only submit one application. They will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Centres for Doctoral Training

Recent awards from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) recognise Bristol's academic excellence and multi-disciplinary research environment. Find out more about funded PhD programmes.

Engineering Research scholarships and PhD vacancies 

These include EPSRC Industrial CASE and Interdisciplinary scholarships.

Follow the links in this table for full informationAcademicGroup/DepartmentDeadline/start date
Hybrid manufacture of prototypes - digital to physical sync in product design (PDF, 202kB) Dr Chris Snider Design and Manufacturing Futures Lab Start from Jan 2020
Digtisation of early-stage prototypes physical to digital sync in product design (PDF, 201kB) Dr Chris Snider Design and Manufacturing Futures Lab Start from Jan 2020
Towards Interpretable and Actionable Provenance-based Intrustion Reports (PDF, 197kB) Dr Thomas Pasquier Cyber Security Group Start: Jan 2020
Aerodynamics an Aeroacoustics of Aerofoils at High Angles of Attack (PDF, 157kB)  supported by GE Dowty and  Embraer Dr Mahdi Azarpeyvand  Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Start: Nov 2019
Materials for Zero Carbon Energy Systems (PDF, 159kB)  supported by EDF Energy and UKAEA Prof Chris Truman Solid Mechanics Start: from Sep 2019
Low-frequency Vibration of Sandwich Composites (PDF, 128kB) Dr Mahdi Azarpeyvand UNDT Deadline: 1 Oct 2019
Automated Sentencing for complex shaped CFRP components (PDF, 126kB) Prof Robert Smith UNDT Deadline: 1 Oct 2019
Ultrasonic Inspection for Complex Geometry (PDF, 141kB) supported by Rolls Royce Prof Anthony Croxford  UNDT Deadline: 1 Oct 2019

Flood Resilient Bridge Modelling and Design (PDF, 236kB)

Dr Maria Pregnolato Civil Engineering

Start from:       1 Oct 2019

Intelligent Test Generation for Functional Verification (PDF, 120kB)

Prof Kerstin Eder Computer Science Start from:       1 Oct 2019

Machine Learning for Hardware Design Verification (PDF, 121kB) 

Prof Kerstin Eder Computer Science Start from:       1 Oct 2019
Vibration Absorber Design using Experimental Testing within a Digital Twin (PDF, 199kB) Dr Jason Zheng Jiang DigiTwin Project Start: 1 Oct 2019
Microscintillator Radioactivity Detector (PDF, 248kB) Dr Karen Aplin Aerospace Engineering Start: 1 Oct 2019
Phd in SiC and GAN Power Electronics (PDF, 200kB) supported by Toshiba Prof Bernard Stark Electrical Energy Management Deadline: Oct 2019

Contact us

If you have any questions about funding please contact the relevant school office:

School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME)

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Mathematics (SCEEM)

Research group PhDs

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