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Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering

Cranfield University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cranfield
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £20,000 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 29th August 2019
Closes: 28th November 2019

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven engineer to join a vibrant multi-disciplinary team comprised of experts in the areas of: aerospace design, applied aerodynamics, flight dynamics and control, aerospace structures, avionics and air traffic management. 

The PhD candidate will be encouraged to further develop their analytical and computational skills, work closely with the team members, and submit the research results for publication in the academic literature. An original contribution to knowledge in the field is expected. After three years of study the successful candidates will be well-prepared for a rewarding industrial or academic career. 

You must have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent, in aeronautical (aerospace) or mechanical engineering, mathematics, or related subject. In addition, MEng or international equivalent will be an advantage.

The candidates will be selected on the basis of their qualifications, experience, including publications and/or project work, the quality of their proposed PhD research project and its relevance to the Aeronautics Centre’s research areas*.

* The topic may be subject to alignment with existing projects after discussion with the supervisors 

A bursary of up to £20,000 p.a. (tax-free) plus fees* for three years. This will be reviewed annually and renewed, subject to satisfactory progress.

* A full tuition fee for UK and EU students. Applications are welcome from outstanding overseas applicants. However, the applicants must make appropriate arrangements to cover the difference between the overseas and UK tuition fees. 

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