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ESPRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentships at Brunel University London

ESPRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentships at Brunel University London

Application Deadline: Friday 31st May 2019

Research at Brunel has a long tradition of cutting edge, industry applicable research at international and world class standards. Our graduates are known for their ability to solve challenging problems, for the good of society, and their entrepreneurial spirit, following in the footsteps of one of Britain's most creative designers and engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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A recent £1.9m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant offers a range of fully-funded PhD studentships at Brunel. Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships starting 1st October 2019. Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £17,009 plus payment of their full-time home tuition fees for a period of 36 months (3 years). Apply now!

ESPRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentships at Brunel University London

World class research programmes

The DTP PhD studentships are available to support research in the University’s excellent research in the following themes and topics:

  • Advanced Powertrain & Fuels
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Data Analysis
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Design for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Digital Technology and Digital Content
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies
  • 5G and Beyond
  • Human-Centred Design
  • Liquid Metal Engineering (Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) )
  • Materials Characterisation and Processing
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Micro-Nano Manufacturing
  • Resource Efficient Future Cities
  • Sensors and Robotics
  • Smart Engineering
  • Smart Power Networks
  • Structural Integrity (National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) )
  • Systems and Software
ESPRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentships at Brunel University London


Applicants will have or be expected to receive a first or upper-second class honours degree in an Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Mathematics, Physics or a similar numerate discipline. A Masters degree is not required but may be an advantage.

Applicants must be eligible for home tuition fees through either nationality, residency (living in the UK for at least three years and not wholly for educational purposes) or other connection to the UK.

How to apply

You should submit all of the documents listed below by Noon on Friday 31st May 2019 to [email protected] Interviews will take place during June 2019.

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • A 300-500 word document setting out the ideas for your research project;
  • A one A4 page statement setting out why you are a suitable candidate (i.e.: your skills and experience);
  • A copy of your degree certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • Evidence of English language skills to IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent, 6.0 in all sections), if appropriate;
  • Name of a potential academic supervisor and member of Brunel academic staff, if you have identified one;
  • Contact details for TWO academic references. If two academic staff from Brunel are named as referees, one of them must be independent, i.e.: they are not involved in the supervision of your proposed project.


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