PhD in Aerospace Engineering

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PhD in Aerospace Engineering

Research within the department and faculty is organised via cross-faculty research groups. Research interests are pursued via four major sections:

  • Fluid Flow and Aerodynamics
  • Bristol Composites Institute (BCI)
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Robotics.

This work is supported by at least 50 academic staff, more than 70 research staff and over 240 postgraduate students, plus a highly experienced administrative and technical support team.

There is a wide range of research in the department, spanning experimental, numerical, theoretical and computational, and all is applied to aerospace-related problems, for example fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, wind turbines and UAVs.

All postgraduates would expect to publish in high-quality journals and present at international conferences. Hence, research programmes are aimed at independent and self-motivated applicants.

Applicants should contact a potential academic adviser to discuss available projects before submitting an application.

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Entry Requirements

PhD applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a master’s degree (or international equivalent) in a science, mathematics or engineering 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 evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree.


This programme is self-funded

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