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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme overview

Research within the department and faculty is organised via cross-faculty research groups. Research interests are pursued via three major sections: Fluid Flow and Aerodynamics; Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS); Dynamics and Control; Robotics.

This work is supported by at least 40 academic staff, more than 50 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.

Careers

Graduates from the department leave with a breadth of technical and personal skills and expertise, far beyond their degree specialism. They progress into a wide variety of careers within engineering (eg aerospace, automotive/motorsport, transportation, consulting engineering), academia, public services (e.g. civil service, air traffic management) and commerce (e.g. IT, finance).

A higher degree can accelerate your career significantly, particularly into positions of greater responsibility. Furthermore, it increasingly provides entrepreneurial opportunities, which build on the skills and knowledge you acquire during the programme.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,900per year

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

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