MPhil/PhD in Engineering (2023 Entry)
Find out more about our Engineering MPhil/PhD.
Be part of a diverse research community striving to push the boundaries of science and technology.
Join an international community of scholars and business leaders, renowned for their impact in academia and industry. World-leading academics will guide you to become an expert in your chosen field. You will have opportunities to attend conferences to speak about your research, where you will make valuable connections with leading academics and companies.
The PhD at WMG, University of Warwick is concentrated on a contribution to knowledge. It requires you to discover, interpret and communicate new knowledge through original research, and to present and defend research outcomes which extend across the forefront of your chosen discipline.
You will combine doctoral-level research with real industrial relevance in a department globally renowned for academic excellence, business focus, industry collaboration and impact in the competitive marketplace.
General entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree and/or a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or a relevant subject.
Please see individual project adverts for any further requirements.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
Research is at the heart of WMG. With many innovative research areas we offer a range of research degree topics so you can pursue your interests and passions. Our projects have strong links with leaders in global industry, meaning your research will be directly applicable to solve the challenges facing organisations today.
WMGs research themes
- Battery Systems
- Connected and Cooperative Autonomous Systems
- Connectivity and Communications Technology
- Cyber Security
- Data Science
- Digital Lifecycle Management
- Electrochemical Materials
- Energy Applications
- Engineering Materials and Assembly
- Health Informatics and Health Data Science
- Healthcare Technologies and Biomedical Engineering
- High Volume Automotive Composite Manufacturing
- Human Factors
- IV Sensors
- Laser Beam Welding
- Metrology and 3D Imaging
- Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
- Secure Cyber Systems
- Steels Processing
- Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
- Supply Chains
- Verification and Validation
Full details of our research interests are listed on the WMG web pagesLink opens in a new window.
You can also read our general University research proposal guidance.Link opens in a new window
Find a supervisor
Find out more about our research areasLink opens in a new window and take a look at our current vacanciesLink opens in a new window to see the opportunities we currently have and their supervisors.
We also welcome informal enquiries, giving you the opportunity to discuss projects with supervisors to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Use the following links to find out more about our research groups and academics to contact if you are interested in a particular research area or complete our enquiry formLink opens in a new window.
You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.Link opens in a new window
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Taught course fees Research course fees
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
As well as tuition fees and living expenses, there may be general associated costs such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits*
- Dissertation binding*
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
* - Dissertations and Assignments are only submitted digitally. However students may wish to print and bind their dissertation for their own purposes. Students on some courses will have a final poster presentation as part of their project and the printing of posters will be at the students’ expense.
Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships and financial support
Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.
If you are able to self-fund your studies, then we can consider self-proposed research projects if they align with WMG research areas.
WMG funding opportunities
WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes
Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.
Additional funding information
We have a number of research projects available which are fully or partially funded. The majority of these are for UK/EU applicants, though occasionally we advertise positions that are also open to overseas applicants. Please refer to specific project descriptions for details. See our Research Degree opportunities here.
WMG at Warwick
Having forged strong links with global companies through 42 years of collaborative research and development, we really understand the global market you’ll be operating in, and have designed our programmes to match.
Find out more about us on our websiteLink opens in a new window
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