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The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Thursday 14th November | 1.00 pm- 2.00 pm | Ashby Building

Interested in Postgraduate Research Opportunities? 

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD? Come along to find out what they are, how they work, and how to apply. This event invites you to discover the exciting possibility of undertaking a PhD.  Join us over lunch and chat with our community of researchers and industrial speakers. A PhD can change and enhance lifelong career opportunities and we welcome you to explore what they are, how they work, and how to apply.

Register to attend

Thursday 14th November 2023

Time: 1.00 pm-2.00 pm

Location: Group Work Room 3, ASHL 01.005,  Ashby Building (Ground Floor)


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A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a background in Engineering or a related Science to undertake a PhD in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's University Belfast

We have a range of opportunities available across the School on topics aligned with our core research strengths.


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Studying at The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

We currently have close to 100 PhD students from all over the world working across these themes, carrying out research in a friendly and supportive environment, supervised by academics who are leaders in their field, using well-equipped laboratories and research facilities. The vast majority of our PhD projects are linked with large, collaborative research projects or are linked to leading industrial partners.



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