Fees and Funding for Postgraduate Research Degrees
Sources of Funding
The main sources of support for UK research and taught course graduate students are the Research Councils. Each body covers particular disciplines and departments within the University and Mechanical Engineering is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
In general, applications are submitted by the department, on behalf of students who are already registered or have been made an offer by the department. Details of the types of award offered by the Councils, together with full application criteria, can be obtained from EPSRC website.
Students from countries in the EU may be eligible for a 'fees only' award from the EPSRC. Please see the ESPRC website for further details.
Overseas students will need to ensure they have secured funding before applying for a research programme
Department funded opportunities
The Department has a number of fully funded PhD research opportunities available. Please check this page often as the list is regularly updated.
The University offers a limited number of scholarships, which are open to Home, EU and international research students. Further details can be found on the Research and Innovation Service's website.