EPSRC PhD Studentships

Salary/stipend Minimum £14,296 p.a. subject to confirmation

Duration 3.5 years

Starting date 31 January 2017

PhD Description  
Applications are invited for fully funded EPSRC PhD studentships in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol. Applicants should be of outstanding quality and exceptionally motivated.

Bristol's engineering heritage is world famous, and the city continues to be an international leader in engineering. Working at the heart of this local industry, the Faculty of Engineering has attracted over £80 million in industrial and governmental research awards over the past five years, and has spent over £25 million on infrastructure and laboratory equipment that will keep it at the forefront of teaching and research.

The faculty has six departments (mentioned above) and a number of multi-disciplinary research centres. Applications for PhD programmes in any of these departments are invited.

Research Areas
Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS)

Applied Nonlinear Mathematics

Communications Systems and Networks (CSN)


Dynamics and Control

Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering

Electrical Energy Management

Engineering and Systems Design (ES&D)

Fluid and Aerodynamics

High Performance Networks (HPN)

Intelligent Systems

Interaction and Graphics




Solid Mechanics

Theory and Algorithms

Ultrasonics and NDT

Visual Information Laboratory

Water and Environment

Further details about our research areas can be found on the link below: http://www.bris.ac.uk/engineering/research/

How to apply: Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please contact gsen-pgrs@bristol.ac.uk for advice on which programme to select from the drop-down list.

Please ensure that in the Funding section you tick “I would like to be considered for a funding award from the relevant Department” with the name of any academic you have contacted. You will be prompted to add additional details about the studentship in the Research Details section of the form.

Candidate requirements:  Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a first-class or upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area.

Funding: Scholarship (subject to confirmation) covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£14,296 in 2016/17).  EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply but will only qualify for PhD tuition fees.

Contacts:  For general enquiries, please email gsen-pgrs@bristol.ac.uk