Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Engineering - Research, MPhil/PhD

Join our Engineering Research MPhil/PhD programme and connect with 50+ Mphil/PhD students in seven research groups attracting funding of £1.6 million pa

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • We have major, world-class resource of 3000m2 specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, recently refurbished, with unique facilities.
  • We have invested over £1 million across the faculty in specialised equipment to support our teaching and research.
  • Our historic, naval-themed campus in Medway, Kent, is one hour from central London. It provides the perfect setting for both study and leisure, with a £4.6m student hub on campus, the longest library in Europe, riverside cafes, cinema and extensive water-based sports facilities, all within just a few minutes’ walk.

Department

Engineering Science

Location

Attendance

  • 3-4 years full-time
  • 5-7 years part-time

The Engineering Departments within the Faculty of Engineering and Science have a population of around 50 MPhil/PhD students working in seven research groups, focusing on practical and important real life problems. This work is supported by research funding of around £1.6 million per annum.

Degree structure

Each student normally first enrols on the MPhil degree. After completing the first year of the MPhil, the student's progress is reviewed, and, if considered satisfactory, the student is permitted to transfer to the PhD for a further two to three years of research. A student who does not wish to continue at this point may write up and submit the work to be considered for an MPhil degree.

Academic support

MPhil/PhD students are usually provided with two supervisors, who guide them through the research. The supervisors are usually research staff from within the faculty, although a supervisor may be appointed from another Department or from outside the university. The faculty also offers a one-year Engineering, MSc by Research.

Research groups

Research groups in the faculty include:

  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • The Manufacturing Engineering Research Group
  • The Mobile and Wireless Communications Research Laboratory
  • The Internet Security Research Laboratory
  • The Centre for Innovative Product Development
  • The Infrastructure Management Research Group
  • The Sustainability in Civil Engineering Research Group.

If your research area does not fall exactly into one of the following categories, do contact us on fes_research_office@gre.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.

Enrolment date

Enrolment on the PhD/MPhil programme can take place at any time during the academic year.

What you will study

The normal route accepted by the University is to register first as MPhil student, and transfer to PhD after demonstrating sufficient progress in your research. To do this you will need to apply for the MPhil/PhD programme. 

Programme duration; 

MPhil is 18-36 months full-time and 30-48 months part-time; 

MPhil/PhD is 36-48 months full-time and 48-84 months part-time.

For further information, guidance on how to apply and an application form, please visit www.greenwich.ac.uk/research/study.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A taught Masters degree, with a minimum average of 60% in all areas of assessment (eg Merit) level or above, in a generic subject area relevant to the subject matter of the proposed research project, and/or
  • A First Class or Second Class, First Division (Upper Second Class) Honours degree in a subject(s) areas relevant to the proposed research project,

In addition to the above, applicants whose first language is not English must also meet the English Language requirement, which is:

OR

  • an IELTS certificate demonstrating that you have achieved a minimum of 6.5 in all elements or an acceptable, demonstrable equivalent to this.

For further information on how to apply and the application form, please visit www.greenwich.ac.uk/research/study. If you would like to contact the Faculty please email fes_research_office@gre.ac.uk.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through their research, thesis and a viva voce examination.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can pursue a wide range of career opportunities in industry, government and academia.

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our postgraduate taught prospectus or check our related courses below.

Engineering at the University of Greenwich

As an engineering student at our Medway Campus, you will gain a solid foundation in all aspects of engineering. This allows you to choose the area you want to specialise in later in your studies.

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