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Engineering PhD




What will I learn?

Engineering and product design are driven by the need for constant improvement. You’ll learn from - and will be inspired by - the engineers who are making these industry improvements happen.

We foster strong links with industry to support collaborative research and to provide routes to knowledge transfer and commercialisation of the outcomes of our research.

Areas of Study

As a research student, you're associated with one or more research groups in the Department of Engineering and Design:

  • Centre of Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT
  • Creative Technology Research Group
  • Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group
  • Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
  • Robotics and Mechatronic Systems
  • Sensor Technology Research Centre
  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre.
  • We welcome research proposals in all the areas our faculty specialise in.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Which department am I in?

Engineering and Design

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£22,975.00 (US$ 27,715) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2023, May 2023


University of Sussex

Sussex House,


Brighton & Hove,

BN1 9RH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Degree requirements: You’re normally expected to have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in engineering or physics. You may also be considered for the degree if you can show evidence of suitable qualifications or work experience. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic) High level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component); TOEFL (iBT) - 88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Sussex

In the vibrant coastal city of Brighton, Sussex offers a world-class education, real-world employability and an unforgettable student experience.

  • Ranked 21st in the UK and 151th in the world (THE WUR 2022)
  • Outstanding research reputation & excellent job prospects
  • Continual investment in facilities & the student experience
  • Beautiful campus with a welcoming global community

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