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PhD studentships on offer to future leaders in research


Graduates are being encouraged to apply for EPSRC-funded studentships in some of Brunel’s most innovative research areas.

The new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) awards give successful students the chance to start a PhD this coming academic year with an annual bursary of £16,296 and payment of their full-time UK/EU tuition fees for three years.

The research in which doctoral students will be involved includes discovery-led projects in new and exciting disciplines – aimed at developing the academic visionaries of the future. They include the following themes and topics: 

  • Advanced Powertrain and Fuels (EPSRC funded Centre for Engine Flow and Combustion Diagnostics (CEFCOM))
  • Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
  • Autonomous Systems and Robotics
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Design for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies (RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF))
  • Environment and Water Engineering
  • Human-Centred Research
  • Liquid Metal Engineering (Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC))
  • Materials Characterisation and Processing
  • Mathematics, Computing and Digital Technologies
  • Micro-Nano Manufacturing
  • Resource Efficient Future Cities
  • Smart Power Networks
  • Structural Integrity (National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC))

The awards are a result of a £1.4 million boost from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), received because of Brunel’s impressive track record in securing grants.

Applications are invited from UK/EU nationals who have or expect a first or upper-second class honours degree in engineering, design, maths, computer science or similar disciplines.

Successful students will be asked to attend interview in September this year, with a proposed start date of 1 October.

Further details of the DTP awards and how to apply can be found here.