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Research in the School of Engineering, Computing, and Mathematics is organised into cross-cutting, interdisciplinary themes. Research is supported by the UK Research Councils and the European Commission, industry and charitable foundations and we have an excellent reputation for knowledge transfer.
The school offers the following research degrees: MPhil, MPhil transferring to PhD, PhD direct (only for students who have recently completed a Master’s or MPhil degree in an area closely related to the proposed research topic) and a PhD by published work (only for students who have prior association with Oxford Brookes University). A MSc by research is also available within the School.
Completing a research degree with us means that you will have regular interaction with internationally recognised researchers. You will immerse yourself in a dynamic research environment and find various opportunities to contribute to wider research, teaching and funding proposals.
Engineering research degrees
Computing research degrees
Many of the staff in the School are engaged in research and consultancy for industry. Oxford Brookes strives to provide high quality research for the real world, employing scientists and professionals who are at the forefront of their fields and ready to share their expertise and build on the excellent links the university has established industry.
The School aims to help individuals realise their full potential by developing their capacity to identify potential solutions across disciplines/ professions and overcome the challenges of rapidly changing environments. Our research degree programmes build on the research expertise within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment.