Why choose this course
The study of engineering materials bridges the gap between the physical sciences, where understanding of atomic and molecular phenomena help explain fundamental behaviours, and engineering structures where practical applications of such phenomena are realised.
Our Centre for Engineering Materials provides world-class analysis of ceramics, metals and polymers, as well as composite materials consisting of two or more of these materials, and explores a range of applications where such materials are being used to bring about improved performance or new products. We provide a multidisciplinary environment where doctoral students from different disciplines can meet and work together on applied engineering research topics with direct impacts on society.
What you will study
THE PhD in Engineering Materials at the University of Surrey will give you the knowledge, skills and expertise needed for a career in engineering, research or academia. You’ll be intellectually challenged, develop research and management skills, and become an expert in your chosen field of study.
It normally takes around three years to complete a full-time PhD. You’ll be assigned a minimum of two supervisors, who will guide you through your PhD. You’ll learn how to conduct literature reviews, develop your ideas and verify them with experiments, and collaborate and perform interdisciplinary research. Over time, we’ll develop your skills and transform you into an independent researcher.
Programme StructureResearch themes
- Adhesive bonding
- Additive manufacturing & printing
- Energy generation and harvesting
- Engineering materials
- 48 months
- 96 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 77 other PhDs in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).
International21400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4327 GBP per year during 48 months.
- EU/EEA £2,163.50
- NON-EU/EEA £10,700
Living costs for Guildford
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