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Mechanical Engineering

Engineering research at Bristol is organised into a number of faculty-level research groups. The majority of staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are members of one of the following research groups:

+ Dynamics and Control

+ Solid Mechanics

+ Engineering Systems and Design

+ Ultrasonics and Non-destructive Testing

+ Robotics

+ Fluid and Aerodynamics.

Applicants are advised to contact a potential academic adviser to discuss available projects before submitting an application.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

A number of funded studentships are available each year, supported by research council, industrial, University or other funds. Check the faculty website for a list of currently available funded projects or check

Self-funded or sponsored students are also very welcome to apply.


Fees quoted are provisional, per annum and subject to annual increase.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time 4,235 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time 2,118 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 9,235 (Year 1) Channel Islands 3 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time 2,118 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 20,700 (Year 1) International 3 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 4,235 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 3 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time 9,235 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time 20,700 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years

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