Post-graduate education in the Department of Engineering is offered in the form of taught courses (MPhil, and MSt) and research degrees (PhD, MPhil & MRes). The vast majority of our research students study for the PhD degree (three years of study) while around 10% follow the one-year MPhil (research) programme. Under certain conditions, it is also possible to do part-time research degrees.
The Department also has a number of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) which follow a 1+3 year model, where a one year MRes course is followed by a three year PhD. Full funding for four years is provided through these centres.
In addition to the CDTs, the Department has a limited number of EPSRC PhD studentships available for British and EU students. The Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts offer studentships for students from overseas, competition for these studentship is intense. Other PhD students are supported by Industry and research grants held by their supervisor.