Researchers in Engineering Mathematics carry out cutting-edge work in areas where mathematics is being applied to future challenges in engineering, industry and the life sciences. Through this area of study, fundamental theoretical and computational advances are made. There is also 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.
PhD applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a merit at master's degree level (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on readiness to pursue a research degree.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £4,758 per year
- UK: part-time
- £2,379 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £26,000 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2024/25
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 and international postgraduate students.
Our students 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 universities or in public- and private-sector research institutes.
Meet our supervisors
Researchers in Engineering Mathematics contribute to projects 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.
Read more about Engineering Maths research groups.