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Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
36 months full time/72 months part time
Entry requirements

A student may be admitted to a PhD degree only if an appropriate research environment is available for the duration of the degree. This should include the availability of appropriate academic staff to provide supervision and training, other research-support staff, research facilities and learning resources.

Applicants for admission will normally hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification, a Masters Degree or equivalent qualification, or both. The level of attainment for the Bachelor's degree will normally be equivalent to that of a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours UK Bachelor's degree. Some areas of study may require a Master's level qualification in a relevant discipline for admission to a PhD.  Professional qualifications other than a Bachelor's Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to a PhD degree.

Applicants for admission to PhD who do not meet the above criteria, but who hold a Bachelor's degree with Lower Second Class Honours or equivalent qualification, may be admitted to the degree of MPhil in the first instance. Following completion of one year's registration, candidates will be required to demonstrate, through a formal progress report and meeting that they have achieved a satisfactory performance in terms of a standard consistent with the award of the degree of MPhil, in order to be allowed to progress to year two of PhD registration.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

Applications for research degrees will be considered for research topics that are related to the research interests of the academic staff within the School. The School undertakes research in many topics in the fields of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. Information on ongoing research is given on the Research Themes and the Staff web pages.

Open days

The School participates in The University of Manchester Postgraduate Open Day which takes place on Wednesday 27th November 2013.  Visit the  University website for details.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,996
    International students (per annum): Standard £18,000, Band 1 £18,450, Band 2 £19,150, Band 3 £20,600
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,998
    International students (per annum): Standard £9,000, Low £9,225, Medium £9,575, High £10,300

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees or contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Funding Opportunities

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Telephone
+ 44 (0)161 275 4345
Email
Website
www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/

Academic department overview

See: About Us.

Related subject areas

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

A student may be admitted to a PhD degree only if an appropriate research environment is available for the duration of the degree. This should include the availability of appropriate academic staff to provide supervision and training, other research-support staff, research facilities and learning resources.

Applicants for admission will normally hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification, a Masters Degree or equivalent qualification, or both. The level of attainment for the Bachelor's degree will normally be equivalent to that of a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours UK Bachelor's degree. Some areas of study may require a Master's level qualification in a relevant discipline for admission to a PhD.  Professional qualifications other than a Bachelor's Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to a PhD degree.

Applicants for admission to PhD who do not meet the above criteria, but who hold a Bachelor's degree with Lower Second Class Honours or equivalent qualification, may be admitted to the degree of MPhil in the first instance. Following completion of one year's registration, candidates will be required to demonstrate, through a formal progress report and meeting that they have achieved a satisfactory performance in terms of a standard consistent with the award of the degree of MPhil, in order to be allowed to progress to year two of PhD registration.

English language

All applicants must obtain the required English language score indicated below:

TOEFL greater than or equal to 570 (with TWE score no less than 5)

CBTOEFL greater than or equal to 230 (with TWE score no less than 5)

IBT TOEFL greater than or equal to 90 (with no sub-test below 22)

IELTS greater than or equal to 6.5 or equivalent (with no sub test less than 5.5)

Other English Language qualifications / tests can be considered including those offered by the  University's English Language Teaching Centre

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country 

How to apply

Apply online

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Programme description

Applications for research degrees will be considered for research topics that are related to the research interests of the academic staff within the School. The School undertakes research in many topics in the fields of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. Information on ongoing research is given on the Research Themes and the Staff web pages.

Aims

A PhD is the target of most postgraduate students who relish the opportunity to undertake a research project with intellectual, scientific, industrial or commercial challenges. Those from industrial backgrounds may also find it possible to partake in this level of graduate work, which is of particular value to the individuals training and development.

Depending on your education and work experience you may register directly for a PhD Degree, however some students will initially register for an MPhil degree, where after one year if satisfactory progress is made you will progress onto the second year of a PhD.

For both a direct PhD and MPhil-PhD degree the period of study would be three years full-time or the part-time equivalent. Students would also be permitted to register as a writing-up student for 12 months at the end of the degree to complete your dissertation.

This programme route is also available as a split-site option, which enables overseas students to split their studies between the UK and their home country. If a student would like to take this route a supervisor must be appointed in the UK and overseas, and confirmation of free time and study plan must be approved by both supervisors.

Teaching and learning

All candidates for the degree of PhD must undertake a skills audit at the beginning of their degree, and annually thereafter throughout their degree to determine their research, transferable and generic skills requirements. The audit will provide the basis for a planned programme of skills training and development. The outcomes of the audit and programme of skills development must be agreed by the student and the supervisory team. The supervisory team will be responsible for ensuring that the student has access to the required skills training and development opportunities.

Students admitted to the degree of PhD shall demonstrate satisfactory progress before the end of the first year of their research degree by submission of a substantial progress report which will be discussed at a formal progress meeting with the supervisory team and an independent assessor. Satisfactory performance in the report and progress meeting by those registered for MPhil in the first instance will normally result in transfer to registration for PhD.

Facilities

You can find information on School's facilities by visiting Research Groups pages.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk