EPSRC PhD Studentships

University of Bristol - Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering

Starting date: 24 September 2018.

Duration: 3.5 years.

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
  • Collective Dynamics
  • Communications Systems and Networks (CSN)
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Cryptography
  • Digital Health (SPHERE)
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Electrical Energy Management
  • Engineering and Systems Design (ES&D)
  • Fluid and Aerodynamics
  • High Performance Computing
  • High Performance Networks (HPN)
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Interaction and Graphics
  • Microelectronics
  • Photonics
  • Robotics
  • Soft Lab
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Theory and Algorithms
  • Trustworthy Systems Lab
  • 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 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.

The deadline for applications is 22 January 2018.

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.


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 (£14,553 in 2017/18). EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply but will only qualify for PhD tuition fees.


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

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