DProf Reliability Engineering & Asset Management / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2023
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How to apply
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.
We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application.
The following information sources may also be of use:
- MACE Virtual Open Day
- Types of research degrees available in the Department of MACE
- Research themes and staff expertise in the Department of MACE
- Overview of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
- Information regarding funding opportunities
- Alternative funding sources
- Overview of The University of Manchester
- Information for international students
Advice to applicants
We require the following documents before we can consider your application.
- Research Proposal - you must consider the following:
- Research problem: this should clearly identify the research context, emphasising the currency and industrial relevance of the problem. This should also contain a high-level research aim.
- Literature review: this is a salient review of the literature that clearly makes an argument that justifies the need to examine your chosen research problem. The review should draw upon key sources that inspire your thinking and identify which seminal work you will be building on for the research project. The review should also identify a set of objectives that would help deliver your high-level aim in (1), as well as the key research questions.
- Indicative methods: how will you go about answering the key research questions? What kinds of data sources will you rely on? What will be your data collection and analytical strategy?
- Possible outcomes and impacts: who are the intended beneficiaries, in terms of research, policy and practice? How will you go about ensuring the impacts of research throughout your project? You can think of the following: high-impact publications, engagement activities with policy and practice stakeholders, interventions in practice, dissemination workshops etc.
- Bachelor's transcripts and certificates.
- Master's transcripts and certificates (where available).
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.
If English is not your first language, we also require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document but if successful, any offer of study will be conditional on providing a recognised qualification (like IELTS) that meets the English language entry requirement for this programme.
How your application is considered
We consider your full academic history including which course units you have taken and the marks obtained. Even if you have met our minimum entry requirements, we will take into account your marks in relevant undergraduate and postgraduate taught course units in our final decision making.
We will also consider the information contained on your CV to see if you have sufficient relevant work experience to able to fulfil the entry criteria.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to the success of The University of Manchester, and is at the heart of all of our activities.We know that diversity strengthens our research community, leading to enhanced research creativity, productivity and quality, and societal and economic impact.
We actively encourage applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender status.
We also support applications from those returning from a career break or other roles. We consider offering flexible study arrangements (including part-time: 50%, 60% or 80%, depending on the project/funder), carer support funds for conferences, and peer support networks for parents and carers.
All appointments are made on merit.
The University of Manchester and our external partners are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion
Overseas (non-UK) applicants
Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.
If you have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 visa as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, please send a copy of your previous CAS statement to us as it will assist with the issue of your new CAS statement. This includes study in the UK on study abroad programmes and any study that you did not complete.
You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course. The Admissions Team will contact you at the appropriate time.
Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.