PhD opportunities

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
Secure Wireless Agile Network (SWAN) (PDF, 172kB) Prof Mark Beach Electrical & Electronic Engineering Available Now
Development of the Next Generation of Battery Model Parameterisation Techniques (PDF, 179kB) Dr Alastair Hales Mechanical Engineering Deadline: 5 Dec 2021
Asymptotic Analysis of Nonlinear Lattice Systems (PDF, 198kB) Dr Cameron Hall Engineering Mathematics Start date: Jan 2022
Higher-Order Multi-scale modelling of 3D Woven Composites using Machine Learning (PDF, 194kB) Prof Stephen Hallett Aerospace Engineering Start date: Feb 2022
Holistic Design Optimisation of Power Electronic Converters (PDF, 254kB) Dr Ian Laird Electrical Energy Management Group Deadline: Dec 2021
Compression Failure in Fibre Reinforced Composites (PDF, 180kB) Prof Richard Trask Aerospace / Bristol Composites Institute Available Now
A Framework for Economic Assessment of Digital Twin Enabled Smart Assembly (PDF, 194kB) Prof Aydin Nassehi Mechanical Engineering Deadline: Dec 2021
Dynamic Risk Assessment for Critical Infrastructures under Attack (PDF, 202kB) Prof Awais Rashid Computer Science Deadline: Dec 2021
Software Programming Abstraction for High Assurance Secure System on Chip Device (PDF, 214kB) Prof Awais Rashid Computer Science Deadline: Dec 2021
Hydrogen Ventilation in a Geological Disposal Facility (PDF, 233kB) Dr Andrew Lawrie Mechanical Engineering Deadline: 28 Jan 2022
Approaches to Structural Health Monitoring on aerospace primary structure (PDF, 198kB) Prof Bruce Drinkwater Mechanical Engineering From Nov 2021
Composites Dry-Fibre Preform Technology for Complex Manufacturing (PDF, 196kB) Dr B.C. Eric Kim Aerospace Engineering From Nov 2021
Aerodynamics and Noise of Next-Generation Distributed Propulsion System (PDF, 220kB) Dr Nick Zang Aerospace Engineering Deadline: Dec 2021
Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustic Simulation of Urban Air Mobility Systems (PDF, 220kB) Dr Beckett Zhou / Prof Mahdi Azarpeyvand Aerospace Engineering Start date: From Oct 2021
Multisensory Technologies for inclusive Social Play between Autistic Children (PDF, 226kB) Dr Oussama Metatla Computer Science Deadline: Dec 2021
Advanced Composites - Rolls Royce studentships (PDF, 222kB)   Advanced Composites Deadline 31 Dec 2021
SiC Power Electronic Conversion for Wind Power (PDF, 197kB) Dr Saeed Jahdi Electrical and Electronic Engineering Start date: Dec 2021

Research group PhDs

Other PhD opportunities may be available directly through research groups and advertised on their websites.

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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.

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School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME)

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

China Scholarship Council PhD funding

Fully funded PhD scholarships for Chinese students to carry out research at the University of Bristol.

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