Engineering (Research) University of Aberdeen

Our research extends from theoretical mechanics through computational modelling to advanced engineering and incorporates subject-focused Research Groups; and problem-focused Research Programmes.

The School of Engineering is a modern School which offers Honours Degrees of MEng and BEng, and postgraduate opportunities in a wide range of topics across the spectrum of engineering activity.

The School has a strong tradition of success in research with an international reputation in a number of areas including applied dynamics, impact mechanics, engineering materials, sediment transport, communications protocols, and holography.

All areas of research in the School are supported by modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and fully networked computing facilities including major engineering commercial software. There is excellent technical support provided by electronic and mechanical engineering workshops.

  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Location

    King's Campus

  • Duration

    72 months


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Course details

Assessment method

A PhD is a Doctorate of Philosophy, a prestigious qualification that demonstrates talent, academic excellence and a thirst for knowledge. It usually culminates in a thesis based on research carried out over the course of 3-4 years. The research must “make a distinct contribution to knowledge and afford evidence of originality as shown by the exercise of independent critical powers”. There are no formal lectures or seminars but your work will be periodically qualitatively monitored by the Graduate School.


Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours undergraduate degree in an appropriate field.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The part-time fee rate for research postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

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