Research opportunities

We are interested to receive applications from ambitious individuals keen to pursue research in Aerospace Vehicle Systems at the University of Manchester in fields including:

  • Application of machine learning for smart behaviours of aerospace robotics in complex environments
  • Aerodynamics of novel flight controls for low observable flight vehicles
  • Unmanned air vehicle countermeasures – smart systems for protecting ground and airborne assets from drone attack
  • Virtual and augmented reality approaches to visualising flight
  • Evolutionary robotics approaches to future air vehicle design

Alternatively follow the link below to use FindaPhD for funded opportunities:


Use FindaPhD’s filters to discover funded PhD projects that align with MACE’s areas of expertise.

Funding and further enquiries

Various sources of PhD funding are also available.

For more information on PhD project topics available that may be developed further in discussion with academics to align with your interests and expertise please see individual staff pages.

For general queries about funding and how to apply please contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions Team.

Martin Lockey
Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
George Begg Building – B15
0161 275 4345

Research areas

Explore our recent and ongoing research into innovative unmanned vehicle systems.

Meet the team

Details and contacts for our academic staff, post-docs and PhD researchers.