PhD opportunities in Engineering and Physical Sciences

Cutting edge research is the core of what we do in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. By studying on our postgraduate research programmes, you'll have access to a truly interdisciplinary research environment that has an impact across the world.

2020 China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships

University of Birmingham PhD Scholarships are available for holders of China Scholarship Council (CSC) studentships. See our CSC 2020 PhD Scholarships page for more information on eligibility and how to apply. Application deadline is 23:59 (GMT) on Friday 17 January 2020.

PhD study in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

We offer a range of PhD opportunities to suit individual research interests in vibrant research communities, as well as being home to a number of Centres for Doctoral Training in conjunction with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), allowing scientists and engineers to develop knowledge to take issues and future challenges.

Our Research

Explore our research in advanced manufacturing, science frontiers and resilience energy and sustainability. 

Alumni Profiles

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Centres for Doctoral Training

We are tackling today's evolving issues and future challenges by training the next engineers and scientists.