Ph.D. On Campus

Materials Science and Metallurgy

University of Cambridge

36 months
32352 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy programme, offered at The University of Cambridge, is a research-based course that introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge.


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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Materials Science - Supervisors
  • Research Proposal 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32352 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:  

  • National: £5,306
  • International: £19,411

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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