Research within the department and faculty is organised via cross-faculty research groups. Research interests are pursued via three major sections:

  • Fluid Flow and Aerodynamics
  • Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS)
  • Dynamics and Control

This work is supported by at least 30 academic staff, more than 50 research staff and over 150 postgraduate students, plus a highly experienced administrative and technical support team.

There is a wide range of research in the department, spanning experimental, numerical, theoretical and computational, and all is applied to aerospace-related problems, for example fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, wind turbines and UAVs.

All postgraduates would expect to publish in high-quality journals and present at international conferences. Hence, research programmes are aimed at independent and self-motivated applicants.

Applicants should contact a potential academic adviser to discuss available projects before submitting an application.

Study Details:

MSc by Research 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

Student Destinations

Graduates from the department leave with a breadth of technical and personal skills and expertise, far beyond their particular degree specialism. They progress into a wide variety of careers within engineering (eg aerospace, automotive/motorsport, transportation, consulting engineering), academia, public services (eg civil service, air traffic management) and commerce (eg IT, finance).


We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU: full-time£4,300 UK/EU: part-time£2,150 Overseas: full-time£21,700 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £9,300

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in science, mathematics or engineering.

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