Postgraduate Research

The Department of Engineering has a vibrant community of postgraduate research students, who benefit from the world-leading expertise and experience of its academic staff.  Postgraduate research students in the Department undertake intellectually stimulating and cutting-edge research during their programme.

PhD programmes typically take place over three years of full-time registration, and most of the postgraduate students in the Department are on this programme of study.  Some students may opt for an MPhil programme, which is normally two years of full-time registration.  Applications are also welcome from students who may wish to study on a part-time basis.

Academics in the Department are happy to discuss research ideas, and the development of personal statements with prospective students.  The research group webpages will offer an insight into the areas of research that are currently undertaken within the Department.  A list of academic staff in the Department can be found here.  If you are interested in the research of a particular academic and would like to work with them as part of your postgraduate research, please contact them directly.  Alternatively, the Head of Research Group will be able to provide more general information on their group's activities.

Information on how to apply for postgraduate research study can be found by following this link.  Profiles of current postgraduate research students are provided for potential applications to learn more about life in the Department.  Information for International Students, including English language and academic degree requirements can be found on the International Students page.

Contact Details

The Department can be contacted by post, email, telephone and fax for general enquiries.  Office hours are 8.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Mrs Michelle Pryce - Postgraduate Admissions Administrator


T:  + 44 (0) 116 252 5069

Post: Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

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