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International Doctorate Centre

High Value, Low Environmental Impact Manufacturing

Our International Doctorate Centre was launched in 2011 to support doctoral research in the area of High Value, Low Environmental Impact Manufacturing.

There are two qualifications delivered through this centre - the EngD International and the traditional EngD. Both are four years in duration.

EngD International

As a 'Research Entrepreneur', you will be working on a challenge submitted by one of our partner companies who will act as your sponsoring for the duration of the programme. The EngD International enables you to split your time between WMG and your sponsor company as well as undertaking an international placement, to give you a broader range of experiences.

The programme combines taught modules to bring students up to best industrial practice, with original research based on real world problems. By applying rigorous analysis, innovative thinking and good management practice you will stand out above your competitors.

You will work with supervisors who have both academic and industry expertise and experience.

The EngD International programme also includes an embedded MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (This is compulsory, unless you already have a Master's degree in a suitable subject.)

Traditional EngD

The traditional EngD can be individually tailored for each student and is usually (but not always) a joint proposal by an employer and an employee.

You will split your time between WMG and your company, undertaking original research into an industrial challenge and will take a number of taught modules which can be chosen according to your needs. You will have access to WMG's cutting edge facilities, world class research expertise and international network.

There is no international placement or embedded MSc in this programme.

Further Information
Each EngD student is sponsored by industry. This gives companies an opportunity to harness pioneering research in order to tackle a specific industry challenge, although the long-term benefits may extend well beyond single projects.

Students may be current employees or new recruits applying directly to WMG. For more information on how to work with us as a company or organisation, please follow the link above.

EngD International
All of our current EngD International projects are fully funded for Home/EU students. Eligible students will receive a tax free stipend of circa £19,000 per annum.

If you are an overseas applicant please contact us to discuss your application and funding possibilities.

Traditional EngD
Students on our traditional EngD Programme are usually supported by their employer. Where the student is has applied individually to WMG and is working on a project for a new company they will receive a stipend of circa £15,200 tax free per annum.

If you are an overseas applicant please contact us to discuss your application and funding possibilities.

Minimum Entry Requirements

First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject, e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Maths. Students with an MSc in a related subject may be exempt from certain taught modules.

Overseas applicants should have IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL. Pre-sessional language courses are available for applicants who narrowly miss these requirements.

Please see individual project adverts for additional requirements.

Programme Duration

4 years.

Our next available start-dates are 4th of February, 3rd of June and 30th of September 2019

Getting Started
  1. Take a look at our current project vacancies. These can be filtered usoing the tags on the page (We are also more than happy for applicants to propose their own projects if they are already working in a company willing to support them)
  2. Find out more about our Research Groups at WMG
  3. Complete our online enquiry form

WMG Research

Research Groups

Available Projects

EngD and EngD International

(upload your CV)

Sponsor Companies

How to Become Involved