Applicants should have or expect to obtain a 1st class or a good 2.1 degree in mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, applied mathematics or a related discipline (unless specified otherwise on the project description), and should be enthusiastic about research but also have a strong interest in laboratory and hands-on activities.
Please note that projects that are advertised as partially EPSRC funded, are open only to UK and EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of the course they are applying for. More specifically the student must:
Have settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, AND
Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), AND
Have not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals).
Candidates must also be able show that their English language proficiency is at a level which allows them to successfully complete the EngD. All applicants require an English language qualification, typically a GCSE or an IELTS test (a score of 7 or above is required, with a minimum of 6 in each component).
If in doubt about any aspect of Eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.