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Materials, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Our multidisciplinary research activity covers broad, socially relevant materials themes that allow us to meet the needs of industry and society.

Our research is organised into eight research themes, although research projects often involve researchers in other groups, other schools, other universities and industry.

A research degree from the School and the University is held in the highest esteem and recognised worldwide. Many of our graduates work in the most prestigious institutions and organisations throughout the world. 

Much of the School's research has a significant impact on society and commerce; such as the development of new welding techniques enabling more fuel-effecient jet engines, and a new class of high performance, low density magnesium alloys to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Career opportunities

The employment prospects following graduation from our research programmes are excellent; our graduates typically go on to research and development and management/consultant positions in industry and careers in academia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

  • The standard academic entry requirements for a Doctorate level programme is an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).
  • Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • School of Materials Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Account (DTA) Award

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