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Renewable Materials, PhD/MPhil

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Research Areas

Renewable Materials with specialisations in:

  • Science of wood and plant fibres
  • Natural fibre reinforced composites
  • Use of plant-derived materials as chemical feedstocks
  • Wood ultrastructure and decay mechanisms
  • Chemical Modification
  • Preservation and flow
  • Composite Properties
  • Chemical Products from plants.
The Renewable Materials programme is offered by the Bangor University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      PhD: 3 years full-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      PhD: 5 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research project opportunities 
  • Antibiotic resistance in the environment 
  • Biophysical benefits of shelter on livestock productivity 
  • Biosecurity of different management techniques for bio-wastes 
  • Carbon Cycling 
  • Combining client-orientated and molecular breeding methods for biotic/abiotic 
  • stress resistance in crops 
  • Completing the carbon balance of mangrove ecosystems 
  • Control of carbon and nitrogen cycling in soil.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A first degree or MSc in a relevant subject is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Country Scholarship

  • Up to £12,000
  • Bangladesh; Cameroon; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; Nigeria; Pakistan; Thailand; Turkey; Vietnam

PRONABEC Scholarship                                                                               

  • Full fee waiver & monthly stipend  
  • Peru

Bangor International Scholarships

  • Up to £4,000
  • All countries

Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount

  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
  • All countries

China Scholarship Council

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • China

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