Department of Engineering

How to Apply

How to Apply

Research Degrees - PhD & MPhil in Engineering

If you wish to undertake a Research Course, the first step is to read the Department's Research Group pages, which can be found in the Research menu under Academic Divisions, and find a group that is closest to your interests. If you wish, you may contact a member of staff to discuss your chosen topic. You will be required to write a short research proposal or statement of research interests of on your application form.

The MPhil degree is not a prerequisite for the PhD  so students wishing to undertake a PhD should apply directly for admission to the PhD programme. Not all supervisors accept one year MPhil students so we advise you to contact a member of staff before you apply.

Application Process

The electronic application form can be accessed via Graduate Admissions; all supporting documentation should be uploaded to the web site as soon as possible after you have applied.  When the Board receives your supporting documents (references, transcripts, etc), they will be forwarded to the Department of Engineering. We will then forward your application to the appropriate Research Division. If it is not clear which Research Division you wish to work with, your application may be delayed.

Course Codes:
PhD (Probationary) EGEG22
MPhil (Research) EGM5

How long will it take?

We will do everything we can to get your application processed as quickly as possible but please note it can take up to four months.

Taught MPhil Courses

The application procedure is the same as above but a research proposal is not required.

Choosing a College

We cannot give you advice on which colleges to choose. There is a list of colleges on the Student Registry website. All 31 colleges accept Engineering Students. If you are not accepted by your chosen colleges, your application papers will be considered by other colleges.