Graduate Research Programmes

Gradaute Research

Become the world expert in your research area.

Our graduate research programmes put you at the forefront of human knowledge.  You will work towards a PhD or EngD qualification and at the end of your time with us you will produce a doctoral thesis that represents a significant advance in your field.  Our programmes have a variety of structures and formats,  typically consisting of a 3 or 4-year programme focusing on one principal research project carried out at UCL under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

For a searchable list of current research opportunities in the Faculty please see our research admissions pages.

The UCL advantage

UCL was ranked as the top university in the UK for research strength in 2014 and the Faculty of Engineering Sciences is home to one of the largest clusters of EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Centres in the UK.

Centres for Doctoral Training

Our funded centres bring together a complementary selection of academic and industry interests to train small groups of students in subject areas important to the UK. The following centres are wholly or partly based at UCL Engineering and offer the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) qualification:

You can browse all postgraduate courses through the UCL Graduate Prospectus. Material on the practicalities of living in London, scholarships, fees and arrangements for part-time study can also be found on the UCL Prospective Student pages.

Graduate Support Scheme

26 postgraduate bursaries, covering the full tuition fee cost and including £10,000 maintenance funding, are available for the 2014/15 academic year. These have been allocated to allow students from under-represented backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study on a number of MSc courses at UCL Engineering. For more information and eligibility requirements, see the bursary announcement.