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Postgraduate Courses

Research Degrees: MSc(R), DEng, DPhil

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MSc(R), DEng, DPhil

The MSc(R) degree requires a minimum of three terms residence and the DPhil degree a minimum of six terms residence. Usually it takes six and nine terms respectively to complete these degrees and fees are payable for these periods unless the thesis is submitted earlier. Candidates for these degrees are usually admitted to the Department to carry out research in topics of interest to the existing members of staff.

When indicating your chosen area of research, please try to list as many specific topics as you can rather than broad areas, e.g. opto-electronics and liquid crystal technology rather than just electrical engineering.

If you are interested in contacting the Department prior to submitting your application, for example when seeking a potential supervisor, please ensure that you have visited the Engineering Science website and have researched our specialisms and those of your potential supervisor(s). Once you have done this, you can either contact the academic staff member directly for information on specific projects, or route your enquiry via

Apply for our Graduate Courses through the University of Oxford website.

Oxford Thermofluids Institute

Featured DPhil: Future Propulsion and Power

This DPhil provides graduates with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in aircraft propulsion and gas turbines. This is a joint programme between the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Loughborough, together with leading engine manufacturers and partners in the field. 

In the first year, all students study for a master’s degree in Future Propulsion and Power at the University of Cambridge. In years two to four, Oxford's students will undertake industrially-focussed projects at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute.