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Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. Find out more about Research Degrees at Brunel. 

Research degrees in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing


Funding for doctoral studies

A number of studentships and other research funding opportunities are available at Brunel. Please see full list here: Research degree funding.

Specialist equipment and facilities

The equipment available to our PhD students includes test machines for mechanical characterisation of materials, drop hammers, Hopkinson bars, X ray computed tomography, DIC. This is alongside computational facilities and CAD/CEA software (e.g. NSIRC cluster, CATIA, ABAQUS, LS-DAYNA, ANSYS, Mathcad, Mathematica,…)

Choosing your supervisor

Our researchers create knowledge and advance understanding, and equip versatile graduates with the confidence to apply what they have learnt for the benefit of society. Browse the list of the members of our Institute to select your potential supervisor here. You are welcome to approach your potential supervisor directly to discuss your research interests.

All research degrees are administered by the Postgraduate Programmes Office in Colleges. Once you have identified your area of research and a potential supervisor, please use the contact details provided here for enquiries.