PhD opportunities

University of Bristol Engineering is ranked top 7 in the UK (THE analysis of REF 2021). It is recognised internationally and nationally for its originality, significance and rigour.

University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarships

In addition to specific PhD opportunities listed in the table below, the Faculty of Engineering is pleased to offer 22 fully funded scholarships.

‌Engineering Research scholarships and PhD vacancies 

These include EPSRC Industrial CASE and Interdisciplinary scholarships.

Quicklinks: Aerospace > Civil > Computer Science > Electrical and Electronic >
Engineering Mathematics > Mechanical Engineering>

Follow the links for full informationAcademic(s)/Research GroupDeadline/start date

Faculty of Engineering

Enhance control and capacity of automatic sub-surface geotechnical investigation (PDF, 191kB) Dr Andrea Diambra, Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering Research Group From Sept 2023
Machine Learning in Tunnel Boring Excavation (PDF, 185kB) Dr Dimitris Karamitros, Dr Andrea Diambra, Dr James Pope Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering Research Group / Intelligent Systems Lab From Sept 2023

Aerospace

Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustic Simulation of Urban Air Mobility Systems (PDF, 271kB) Dr Beckett Zhou
Prof Mahdi Azarpeyvand 
Flexible from Sept 2022
Compression Failure in Fibre Reinforced Composites (PDF, 180kB) Prof Richard Trask, Bristol Composites Institute Available Now
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Civil Engineering

Investigation of Offshore Pile Foundations under operational and extreme loading (PDF, 334kB) Dr Tingfa Liu / Dr Andrea Diambra From Sept 2023
Climate Change Adaptation for Urban and Interdependent Infrastructure Systems (PDF, 184kB) Dr Maria Pregnolato 18 Sept 2023
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Computer Science

Machine Learning for Fine Grained Video and Multimodal Understanding (PDF, 166kB) Prof Dima Damen / Dr Michael Wray From May 2023
Identifying Networks and Neurochemical Mechanisms for Working Memory Deficits (PDF, 189kB) Dr Sean Froudist-Walsh From Jan 2023
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering   

End-to-End Dynamic and Entanglement based Quantum Networking (PDF, 321kB) Prof Reza Nejabati
High Performance Network Group
Available Now
Climate Change Adaptation in Power Grids and Interdependent Infrastructure Sys (PDF, 220kB) Dr Laiz Souto de Carvalho 18 Sept 2023
MyWorld: End-to-End Learned Video Compression (PDF, 410kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld/BT iCASE: Volumetric Video Compression (PDF, 478kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld/BBC iCASE:Low Light Fusion and Autofocus for Advanced Wildlife Coverage (PDF, 417kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld/Netflix: Deep Video Coding for AOM/AV2 (PDF, 409kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld: Intelligent Cinematography (PDF, 417kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld: Peripheral Vision and Coding (PDF, 420kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld: Intelligent Low Light Denoising, Colorisation Enhancement (PDF, 413kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
Holistic Optimisation of Power Electronic Converters for Electric Vehicles (PDF, 219kB) Dr Ian Laird
Electrical Energy Management Group
From: Sept 2022
Electrical Insulation Coatings for Additively Manufactured Electrical Machines (PDF, 162kB)

Dr Nick Simpson
Electrical Energy Management Group

From Jan 2023
Quantum Network for Distributed Quantum Computing (PDF, 281kB) Prof Reza Nejabati
Smart Internet Lab
High Performance Network Group
From Sept 2022
Millimetre Wave Vehicular Communications (PDF, 180kB) Prof Angela Doufexi From Jan 2023
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Engineering Mathematics

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Mechanical Engineering

Real-time material degradation monitoring and assessement of waste containers (PDF, 182kB) Dr Nicolas Larrosa / Prof Janice Barton December 2022
Energy Sensing for Advanced Manufacturing (PDF, 242kB) Dr Maria Valero / Dr James Kratz From October 2022
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Research group PhDs

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

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Bristol alumni discount

From August 2022, University of Bristol alumni can get a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study.

Centres for Doctoral Training

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.

Contact us

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

School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME)
came-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Mathematics (SCEEM)
sceem-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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