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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Programme description

Our postgraduate research programmes in Aerospace Engineering offer the opportunity to study in a multi-disciplinary team alongside leading academics in the field. Drawing on our expertise in aerodynamics, automotive aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modelling and other areas we are facilitating the development of tomorrow's aerospace technologies.

Your research will be supported by state-of-the-art computational and experimental facilities. We have strong links with industry and excellent employability in a diverse sector of aerospace engineering. The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of supervised research, the results of which show evidence of originality and independent critical judgement and constitute an addition to knowledge. 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. Individuals with relevant industrial experience are also encouraged to apply for this level of graduate work, which is of particular value for personal and professional development.

Teaching and learning

All candidates for the degree of MPhil must undertake a skills review at the beginning of their degree to determine their research, transferable and generic skills requirements. The review will provide the basis for a planned programme of skills training and development. The outcomes of the review and programme of skills development must be discussed and 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 must demonstrate satisfactory progress before the end of the first year by submission of a progress report which will be discussed at a formal progress meeting with the supervisory team and an independent assessor. Successful completion enables progression into the next year.

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

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