Educational aims of the PhD programme
- Give students with relevant experience at master's level the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision.
- Give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.
- Give students training in transferable skills to broaden their horizon above and beyond the focus of their research in the Department.
Through completion of a PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy at The University of Cambridge, students will have:
- gained a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
- demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
- shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
- demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research;
- followed a comprehensive transferable skills training programme to develop skills and attributes for future careers and;
- produced a thesis for examination.
- Students are encouraged to take individual responsibility for developing their knowledge and skills in their own subject area, and seek opportunities for training in the Department of Materials Science, and other University departments.
- PhD students are encouraged to participate in many of the training opportunities and other activities available to students in the University, including seminars given by members of the University and experts from outside, and external conferences, and to become fully integrated members of the Department’s Research School.
- 36 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 93 other PhDs in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Materials Science - Supervisors
- Research Proposal
International32352 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £19,411
Living costs for Cambridge
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