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Nanostructured Materials PhD

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Degree awarded
PhD
Duration
36 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

For direct entry from your undergraduate degree, you will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.  There are alternative routes to a PhD, through completion of other postgraduate qualifications.

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

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
PhDYYNN

Programme description

The Nanostructured Materials research programmes are part of a large and multidisciplinary activity within the School of Materials.  We have strong links with industry and leading research councils.

Fundamental research

The ability to characterise and manipulate the structure of matter on the nanoscale is fundamental to the development of advanced structural and functional materials.  Our research, therefore, is broad-ranging and encompasses composites, fibres, surface-engineering and advanced characterisation techniques.

Industry links

We have strong links with industry worldwide and our work impacts directly on current practice within the sector.  Industrial sponsors of our research include DeBeers, Gatan, British Vita, and research and trade organisations EPSRC, DTI and EC.

Research interests

Current research interests in this area include:

  • Nanoporous substrates for tissue engineering
  • Nanostructured surfaces for improved environmental resistance
  • Nanoengineering using lasers
  • Polymer nanocomposites

Open days

Next Open Day - Wednesday 25 November 2009

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.

The next Open Day will take place on 25 November 2009 and further details will be available on this page closer to the time.

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 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,996
    International students (per annum): Standard £18,000, Low, £19,150, High £20,100
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,998
    International students (per annum): Standard £9,000, Low £9,575, High£10,050

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
www.manchester.ac.uk/materials/
Academic department overview
See: About Us

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