The Department is internationally renowned for the quality of its research.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Department submitted over 90% of its academic staff. The quality profile, as judged by the REF, showed that 90% of the research was internationally excellent or world leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour. 16% of our papers were judged to be world leading.

The Department of Engineering includes these research groups:

and these cross-cutting research themes:

How to apply for PhD study in one of the research groups


The Department also hosts research in the following cross-disciplinary groupings:

The Department of Engineering at the Leicester Research Archive

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Engineering PGR Administrator
Postgraduate Research Hub
Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
University Road
United Kingdom

T: +44 116 252 5069

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