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Study with us

Study with us

Across our Centre for Future Transport and Cities, Centre for e-Mobility and Clean Growth, and Centre for Manufacturing and Materials we have a thriving student community who are integral to the success of everything we do and who contribute to our wide-ranging research portfolio.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes. Please take a look at our opportunities and to apply via the respective process.

Why study with us?

  • Opportunities to work with experts across a range of areas, including materials, manufacturing, human factors and digital technologies
  • World-class infrastructure and laboratories
  • Meeting global challenges by developing technology and manufacturing capability for zero-emissions powertrains
  • Advancing new transport solutions such as autonomous vehicles and technology to enable urban air mobility

Stimulating learning environment

The Centre for Future Transport and Cities (CFTC), the Centre for Manufacturing and Materials (CMM) and the Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth (CEMR) benefit from excellent facilities and incredibly close industry links.

Researchers at CCAAR enjoy a long-standing partnership with HORIBA MIRA, providing researchers with the associated benefits of industry expertise and access to the testing facilities at the MIRA Technology Park.

An additional key partnership is with FEV which has its UK commercial operations co-located in the C-ALPS facility, ensuring that researchers into clean propulsion systems for the future are able to maintain close links with the industry.

AME is a ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’that provides researchers with the opportunity to study processes within live environments, while benefiting businesses by amassing expertise in manufacturing research and development.

The structure of the centres ensures that researchers in each specific field can operate within a focused environment yet benefit from the expertise of the wider institute, promoting a holistic approach to transport development. This extends to the wider Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing (EEC), particularly with the increasing relevance of cybersecurity, machine learning and artificial intelligence within the sector, meaning that cross-centre collaboration with other university research centres such as the Centre for Computational Science and Mathematical Modelling is increasingly pertinent.

Fully funded PhD studentships

Our current fully funded PhD opportunities

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