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MPhil Ceramics & Glasses / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MPhil
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements
You will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent.  Subject to satisfactory progress, it is possible to transfer to PhD at the end of the degree, requiring a further two years full-time study, or four years part-time.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

You can apply on-line for all of our postgraduate masters programmes.  If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

Programme options

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Programme description

The Ceramics and Glasses research degrees are part of a progressive research area within the school; we have close links with industry and research councils and we work collaboratively with them on many areas of research within the subject.

Industrial application

Our research is concerned with the processing, characterisation and applications of structural and functional ceramic materials.  Structural ceramics are used in engineering applications due to a combination of high strength, chemical / thermal resistance and extreme hardness.  In contrast, functional ceramics exhibit unique electrical, magnetic and optical properties, which lead to applications in a diverse range of electronic components - filters in mobile telecommunications, exhaust gas sensors and pyroelectric thermal imaging cameras.

We are engaged in research to understand the structure-property relationships in a wide range of ceramic materials and to develop materials / components with enhanced properties.  Materials are developed by conventional powder processing methods and by novel processing procedures.

Research projects

Active projects in this area involve a wide range of processing techniques for functional and structural materials - these techniques are employed in industries as diverse as power generation, mobile telecommunications, aerospace and medical implants.  To understand the microstructure-property relationships for the ceramics, we make extensive use of specialist characterisation facilities available in the school and in partner institutions nationally and internationally.

Industrial links

Through our close relationship with industry, we ensure that the research we carry out is relevant and focused on the requirements of new technology.  We currently collaborate on research with, amongst others, Rolls-Royce, British Nuclear Fuel, Xaar Printing Technology, Powerwave, Morgan Electroceramics, and BAE Systems.  We are also supported by EPSRC, the European Commission, and British Energy.

Open days

Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the School, discover more about our courses and research, and find out what Manchester has to offer you.

International students - if you are based overseas and can't make our Open Days, please visit the international section of our website to see if a member of our International Team will be visiting your country soon.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £22,000, Low £23,000, High £25,000
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £11,000, Low £11,500, High £12,500

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships - http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships/

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 3559
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials/
Academic department overview
See: About Us

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