We are always looking for bright PhD students to join us, since they form an essential component of our efforts in research, and have the option of contributing to undergraduate teaching, while we in turn hope to provide a unique research training environment. Though the division is made up of four research groups (Applied Mechanics, Biomechanics, Materials Engineering and Engineering Design), there is a good deal of overlap, especially in the sense of appropriate skills and motivation, so we suggest that you have a look through all the research group pages. They are a great resource to learn about our division, our members and their research interests, and the kinds of projects being carried out.
Although it is not necessary before applying, if you have doubts about whether your background is suitable for a particular PhD studentship or if you have questions about a specific research area, you are welcome to contact an appropriate faculty member directly (don't worry about getting exactly the right person - we can re-direct enquiries as necessary).
General information about applying, including the application forms and deadlines for graduate study, is available on the Graduate Admissions website. Further information is provided on the Department of Engineering's own Graduate Studies pages.