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.

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.

Learn more about doctoral research at Birmingham

Our Research

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

Alumni Profiles

Hear from our students and their stories of studying with us.

Centres for Doctoral Training

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


From advancing fuel technology, to improving the rail industry, we have a range of research programmes allowing you to make a difference.

How to apply

Find out everything you need to know about applying for a research programme.