Loughborough University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering (Research)

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Course summary

Our reputation for pioneering and topical research is built on a long and successful history with aeronautical and automotive engineering. With programmes dating back to 1919, our reputation for research has been built on over 100 years of excellence. Our mission is to deliver world-leading excellence in our research, covering a full spectrum of engineering, technology and science activity essential to the fast-paced aeronautical and automotive industry. The department comprises of around 37 academic staff and nearly 150 postgraduate students on taught and research programmes. By choosing to study one of our research degrees, you'll not only be immersed in a vibrant research community which is supportive and nurturing, you'll also have access to a rich research network which presents the opportunity to forge lasting links with industry. The industry-focused environment at Loughborough creates a distinctive background to undertake your research degree in aeronautical engineering or automotive engineering. As well as working closely with your academic supervisors, many of whom are leading in their area of expertise, a result of our close relationship with industry means that our research remains at the cutting-edge of the aeronautical and automotive sectors. A PhD programme will allow you to make new discoveries, with our excellent laboratories and facilities providing a platform for world-class research. You'll gain all the knowledge, skills and expertise needed for a career in engineering, research or academia. With our support, you'll become an expert in your chosen field of study, developing research and management skills to give your career the perfect lift-off. We have four major research working groups working across the technologies of automotive and aeronautical engineering, each working on a variety of research topics. These range from the development of new, low emissions combustion systems for gas turbine engines, through to fundamental investigations into the operation of hydrogen powered fuel cells.

Course details


Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in engineering, maths or science.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £24100 Year 1
England £4500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500 Year 1
Scotland £4500 Year 1
Wales £4500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for new students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Part-time fees are charged at 50% of the full-time fee. If you are an international student considering part-time study, please contact [email protected] to discuss your eligibility.
Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS