Current PhD and EngD Vacancies

The following four year PhD and EngD Studentships are currently available.  Please check the site from time to time as new studentships are announced as they become available from sponsors.

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Project topic Sponsors Closing date Start date

PhD Projects

PhD: Online Health Monitoring of Composite Manufacturing (ATP) Processes University of Sheffield & EPSRC* 28 Jul 2017 4 Sep 2017

EngD Projects - What is an EngD?

EngD: Driveline and transmission of the future Ricardo, University of Sheffield (AMRC with Boeing) & EPSRC* 28 Jul 2017 4 Sep 2017
EngD: Fundamentals of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) machining Rolls-Royce plc, University of Sheffield (AMRC with Boeing) & EPSRC* 28 Jul 2017 4 Sep 2017
EngD: Developing a knowledge based engineering system for machining tool path optimisation University of Sheffield (AMRC with Boeing) & EPSRC* 28 Jul 2017 4 Sep 2017


Unless otherwise specified, applicants should have or expect to obtain a 1st class or a good 2.1 degree or Masters (with Merit) in the subject areas indicated in the project description, and should be enthusiastic about research but also have a strong interest in laboratory and hands-on activities.

* Please note that these projects are partially EPSRC funded and are open only to UK and EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of the course. More specifically the student must:

  • Have settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, AND
  • Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), AND
  • Have not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

Candidates must also be able show that their English language proficiency is at a level which allows them to successfully complete the EngD.  All applicants require an English language qualification, typically a GCSE or an IELTS test (a score of 7 or above is required, with a minimum of 6 in each component).

If in doubt about any aspect of Eligibility, please email for clarification.