We welcome speculative research proposals across all our degrees throughout the year.
DMEM Doctorate Programme
At DMEM we offer MPhil, PhD, Industrial Doctorate and Engineering Doctorate (EngD) post-graduate degrees. All of these pathways lie within our Doctorate Programme, which is aligned to our key research areas:
Our PGR students are located in a custom-designed research office, the Leonardo Suite, which facilitates the building of a strong research community and enables students from our range of disciplines to share ideas and learn from each other. Find out more about what our current PGR students are doing.
What is a PhD?
PhD degree programmes enable students to undertake cutting edge research work for a period of up to three-and-a-half years.
It’s expected the outcomes of this research will represent a significant and original advancement of knowledge in the chosen field and will be published in leading science and/or engineering journals, as well as in the end of programme doctoral thesis. PhD programmes can be self-funded or sponsored by industry, the University, a research council, or combination of these.
What is an EngD?
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is a four-year scheme promoted by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
It combines pioneering research and advanced skills training, allowing students to work on cutting-edge engineering or technology research and development work, pertaining to real industrial problems or needs. The research is funded by an industrial partner, or a combination of industry partner, research council, and the University.
What is an Industrial Doctorate?
An Industrial Doctorate is an industrially-focused three-year equivalent research project and PhD education, conducted jointly by a private sector company, an Industrial PhD candidate and the University of Strathclyde.
The Industrial PhD candidate is employed by the company throughout the time enrolled at the University, with the employer covering the fees.
Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme
As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.
It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:
- the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
- the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
- the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
- working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences
All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.
Shape Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices
Development and application of optimisation methods and tools to find the best shape of existing hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to maximise one or more predefined perfomance based on CFD/FEM modelling
Deadline:25 February 2018
Topology Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices
Development and application of topology optimisation methods and tools to find the best configuration of innovative hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to achieve the best structural design
Deadline:25 February 2018
PhD Imaging the sound of light: laser ultrasonic phased arrays for remote sensing in extreme environments.
A 42-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by EPSRC, focusing on remote ultrasonic imaging in extreme environments using laser ultrasonics.
Deadline:4 March 2018
PhD Automated Defect-Free Fusion Welding - "Inspect while you weld".
A 42-month, full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by EPSRC focusing on sensor enabled robotics and quality control inspection during welding operations, directly aligned and supported by Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Marine, Defence and High-Value Manufacturing companies.
Deadline:31 August 2018
Near Net Shape Manufacturing
The Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) and the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) are working in conjunction to research the Identification of near net shape manufacturing technologies, to reduce manufacturing costs and lead time through the elimination of some manufacturing processes and raw material usage.
Deadline:30 June 2018
Smart Hardware-embedded Data Processors for Rapid 3D Ranging & Imaging
The studentship is supported by the Datalab, Photon Forces, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering to cover UK/EU fees and stipends.