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PhD Environmental Engineering / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2020

How to apply

If you would like to apply for one of our research programmes, please submit the following documentation so that we can consider your application:

1.  Online  Application Form  in which you should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research. Potential supervisors can be identified through the microsites for the Areas of expertise within the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.  Applications are reviewed by the proposed supervisor, so we strongly recommend that you make contact with them before submitting an application.

2.  Degree certificates and academic transcripts  of previous university study. If your transcripts and certificates are in a language other than English, you must also provide an official translation.

3.  CV  summarising your academic record and highlighting experience that demonstrates your capacity to conduct research. Include any prizes/competitions that you have won for your academic work, experience of presenting your work at conferences and list any research you have published.

4.  Research Proposal  outlining your research project. Please see the guidance about what we would expect to be included in a research proposal.

Once we have received this documentation, your application will be reviewed.

Advice to applicants

 If your qualifications meet our academic entry requirements, your application material will then be sent to your potential supervisor for consideration.

If the academic supervisor is interested in supervising your research, they will then contact you to arrange an interview to further discuss and develop your application. Interviews may be in person or by Skype or telephone. A decision can then be made about whether the supervisor wishes to make you an offer of a place on the programme.

If your application is successful at this stage, we can then issue a formal offer letter and request any additional documentation that is required for entry onto the programme, including:

  • English Language qualification (if applicable) - IELTS greater than or equal to 6.5 (with no sub-test below 5.5).
  • Two letters of reference provided by people who have knowledge of your academic ability. You must ensure that reference letters are written on official letter headed paper and are signed and dated by the referee (reference letters older than 1 year will not be accepted).

Further documentation may be required relating to funding applications. The stages and documentation differ between funding schemes and so this information will be provided following consideration of your application.

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