PhD opportunities

University of Bristol Engineering is ranked top 7 in the UK (THE analysis of REF 2021). It is recognised internationally and nationally for its originality, significance and rigour.

University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarships

In addition to specific PhD opportunities listed in the table below, the Faculty of Engineering is pleased to offer 22 fully funded scholarships.

‌Engineering Research scholarships and PhD vacancies 

These include EPSRC Industrial CASE and Interdisciplinary scholarships.

Quicklinks: Aerospace > Computer Science > Electrical and Electronic >
Engineering Mathematics > Mechanical Engineering>

Follow the links for full informationAcademic(s)/Research GroupDeadline/start date

Aerospace

Compression Failure in Fibre Reinforced Composites (PDF, 180kB) Prof Richard Trask
Bristol Composites Institute
Available Now
Aerodynamics and Noise of Next-Generation Distributed Propulsion System (PDF, 247kB) Dr Nick Zang  From: Sept 2022
Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustic Simulation of Urban Air Mobility Systems (PDF, 219kB) Dr Beckett Zhou
Prof Mahdi Azarpeyvand 
Flexible from Sept 2022
Engineering Doctorates in Composte Material, Mechanics, Design and Manufacture (PDF, 240kB) Bristol Composites Institute and National Composites Centre Flexible from Sept 2022
Smart Automated Composites Manufacture (PDF, 186kB) Dr James Kratz / Dr Robert Hughes Application deadline: 5 Sep 22.  Start from October 2022
Rapid Simulation Tools for Thermo-forming Manufacture of Prepreg Stacks (PDF, 185kB) Dr Jonathan Belnoue / Prof Stephen Hallett Bristol Composites Institute Application deadline: 10 Sep 22  Start Jan 2023
Civil Engineering

Investigation of Offshore Pile Foundations under operational and extreme loading (PDF, 183kB) Dr Tingfa Liu / Dr Andrea Diambra From Sept 2022

Computer Science

Software Programming Abstraction for High Assurance Secure System on Chip Device (PDF, 214kB) Prof Awais Rashid  Deadline: Sept 2022

Electrical and Electronic Engineering   

End-to-End Dynamic and Entanglement based Quantum Networking (PDF, 183kB) Prof Reza Nejabati
High Performance Network Group
Available Now
MyWorld: Advanced Network Slicing Solutions for Media Applications (PDF, 169kB) Prof Dimitra Simeonidou
Smart Internet Lab
From Sept 2022
MyWorld: End-to-End Learned Video Compression (PDF, 214kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld/BT iCASE: Volumetric Video Compression (PDF, 293kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld/BBC iCASE:Low Light Fusion and Autofocus for Advanced Wildlife Coverage (PDF, 219kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld/Netflix: Deep Video Coding for AOM/AV2 (PDF, 214kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld: Intelligent Cinematography (PDF, 222kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld: Peripheral Vision and Coding (PDF, 223kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
MyWorld: Intelligent Low Light Denoising, Colorisation Enhancement (PDF, 218kB) Prof David Bull
Visual Information Laboratory
From Sept 2022
Holistic Design Optimisation of Power Electronic Converters (PDF, 164kB) Dr Ian Laird
Electrical Energy Management Group
Deadline: 16 Sep 2022
Electrical Insulation Coatings for Additively Manufactured Electrical Machines (PDF, 257kB)

Dr Nick Simpson
Electrical Energy Management Group

From Sept 2022
Quantum Network for Distributed Quantum Computing (PDF, 185kB) Prof Reza Nejabati
Smart Internet Lab
High Performance Network Group
From Sept 2022

Engineering Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Battery Characterisation Developing an Electric Vehicle Circular Economy (PDF, 177kB) Dr Alastair Hales Application deadline: 5 Sep 22.  Start from October 2022
Hydrogen Ventilation in a Geological Disposal Facility (PDF, 182kB) Dr Andrew Lawrie  Start by: 1 October 2022
Data Science for Improved Ultrasonic Measurement of Corrosion (PDF, 194kB)

Prof Anthony Croxford
Ultrasonics and NDT Group

From Sept 2022
Energy Sensing for Advanced Manufacturing (PDF, 185kB)

Dr Maria Valero / Dr James Kratz

Application deadline: 9 Sep 22  Start from October 2022

Research group PhDs

Other PhD opportunities may be available directly through research groups and advertised on their websites.

Find research group PhDs

China Scholarship Council/University of Bristol PhD Scholarship

Fully funded PhD scholarships for Chinese students to carry out research at the University of Bristol.

Centres for Doctoral Training

Awards from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) recognise Bristol's academic excellence and multi-disciplinary research environment. Find out more about funded PhD programmes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about funding please contact the relevant school office:

School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME)
came-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Mathematics (SCEEM)
sceem-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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