Programme: Integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics
Programme duration: 4 years (structure)
Funding: Full standard studentship. Further details and eligibility.
Entry Requirements: A degree equivalent to a UK first class honours, or a high upper second class, in an engineering, mathematics or science discipline.
Course contact: Any queries please contact us on [email protected] or +44 (0)113 343 5449
University of Leeds: www.leeds.ac.uk/info/102000/research_degrees
The CDT offers a four year programme that combines an integrated MSc (completed over the first two years) paired with a three year PhD-level research programme. This gives you a combination of bespoke taught modules and inter-disciplinary research training. You will be part of a supportive cohort of research students with different academic backgrounds, all focusing on different aspects of Fluid Dynamics.
During the taught aspects of your course you will receive a range of tailored seminars, lectures and practical laboratories to cover the computational, experimental and analytical aspects of Fluid Dynamics. This provides you with a strong background to the fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics, thus significantly broadening the PhD topics you can choose from. In addition you will have access to a wide range of personal development activities. These include: attending and contributing to regular seminar series, workshops, conferences and training events. Your PhD research will be supported by supervisors from at least two different participating Schools, providing you with the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary study. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside either an international academic or industrial partner for an extended placement. Indeed, the CDT has strong industrial participation by companies such as BAE Systems, CD-Adapco, JBA Consulting, Procter and Gamble and Sellafield. Visit https://www.fluid-dynamics.leeds.ac.uk/partners/ for a list of industrial partners.
The major research areas of the CDT are encompassed in five cross-disciplinary themes;
Fluid Dynamics is central to many organisations and the need for highly-skilled employees, with a broad and deep knowledge of fluid flow, is growing rapidly. Fluid dynamics sits at the centre of our lives. The weather we experience, the products we use, the food we eat, cars we drive, medical care we receive all depend on fluid dynamics.
The ability to measure, model and predict fluid flows is therefore critically important to the innovation of processes and products across almost all industries, and to the monitoring and prediction of environmental processes.
‘I feel that the CDT offers excellent experience in applications of academic research in both academia and industry’. Hannah Kreczak, CDT student
‘Being part of a cohort has been great, especially working alongside people from different academic backgrounds’. Rob Kelly, CDT student
The Faculties of Engineering and Mathematics & Physical Sciences have received the Athena SWAN Silver and Bronze Awards respectively in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and developing/promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.