Research ( full-time, part-time)
January, April 2019, September
MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
Complete your research degree with a highly experienced group that works closely with industry on theoretical and applied research. Benefit from expert guidance and first class facilities.
Your programme will be supported by our Engineering Analysis, Simulation and Tribology (EAST) group, which embraces the core disciplines of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
As one of our research students, you’ll be immersed in an innovative, highly equipped research environment, with your thesis project supervised and supported by an expert team.
This team has strong industry connections which could benefit your studies, including collaborations with The Ford Motor Company, Cellbond Composites, Anotronic Ltd and Rolls Royce.
Much of our research focuses on the study of non-linear problems as applied to mechanical energy absorbers, from localised shell and panel buckling to simplified models with modified material cards.
We’re very much at the forefront of modelling these events in vehicles and impact barriers during crash tests, using HYPERWORKS, LS-DYNA 3D, ANSYS and PAMCRASH.
This has given us a high profile in the motor and other engineering industries.
If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field of you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.
Our widely published experts will supervise your project, formally through regular review meetings and informally as required.
We can accommodate a wide range of topics within the field, but as a guide, here are some examples of our current specialisms:
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You’ll have full access to our CAD finite element and computational fluid dynamics simulation packages, as well as our scanning electron microscope, machine shop and rapid prototyping machines.
Depending on your project we can also arrange for you to use industrial experimental facilities.
In some cases extra costs known as bench fees will be charged for a postgraduate research degree. These are to cover additional/ exceptional costs directly related to a specific research project.
We charge bench fees in bands. They may apply for every year of your course. These bands are the same for full and part time students.
If you have to pay bench fees this will be made clear at your interview for a place. If have to pay bench fees this will be stated in your offer letter.
For 2018/19 the bench fee bands are:
Initial registration: £1100
Full registration: £3500
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.
We work closely with industrial partners and in the past our research students have been recruited by sponsoring companies.
You’ll also benefit from comprehensive research training in areas such as research methods, scientific writing and publishing.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email email@example.com
MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.
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