Research Degrees Overview

The Department of Engineering offers both one-year MPhil and three-year PhD research degrees and welcomes applications from high-calibre UK and overseas candidates.

Potential research topics within the IfM encompass the full range of management, technology and policy issues to address some of the key issues in modern manufacturing and working extensively with industry.  



The IfM is part of the Department of Engineering and offers the following research degrees:

  • PhD in Engineering
  • MPhil in Engineering

Research areas

Research at the IfM spans policy, management through to the science and technology of manufacturing processes. Full details of research areas and potential supervisors are available here.


Research student community

The IfM has around 120 research students from a range of backgrounds including those with industrial experience and from around the globe. Further information is available about the Graduate Community and find out what our research students think on our research student views webpage.



The IfM welcomes applications from a wide range of disciplines who have or expect to obtain a first class or strong 2i honours degree or equivalent. Information about how to apply can be found here

Applications for admission must be submitted to the Postgraduate Admissions Office. Full details of the process can be found here.



Further information is available on the Funding Opportunities webpage.

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