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MSc Corrosion Control Engineering

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

You will need at least a UK 2.2 Honours degree in Materials Science, Physics, Metallurgical Engineering and Chemistry, Chemical Engineering (Other subjects in a Science, Engineering or Technology field will be considered, but a UK 2.1 Honours degree is needed).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To apply, please see  www.manchester.ac.uk/pgapplication     If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.  Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements.   If we make you an offer, you will have 8 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 8 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate. 

Stage 1: Application received by 1.11.18; decision by 21.12.18

Stage 2: Application received by 1.1.19; decision by 22.2.19

Stage 3: Application received by 1.3.19; decision by 19.4.19

Stage 4: Application received by 1.5.19; decision by 14.6.19

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be closed. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.

If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, please submit your latest transcripts with your online application, together with the other supporting documents, including a list of your final year units and your current average expressed as a percentage, verified by your current institution.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must demonstrate that they have met all the conditions of their offer by  31 July 2019.

Course options

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Course overview

The MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering provides a thorough training in corrosion and its control. The course covers fundamental chemistry, physics, electrochemistry and metallurgy underpinning corrosion processes.

As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year. Please see Application and Selection section for more details.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £23,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year 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 qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

This course does not require and ATAS certificate. 

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
0161 306 5777
Email
Website
http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty
See: About Us

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

You will need at least a UK 2.2 Honours degree in Materials Science, Physics, Metallurgical Engineering and Chemistry, Chemical Engineering (Other subjects in a Science, Engineering or Technology field will be considered, but a UK 2.1 Honours degree is needed).

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with at least 6 in listening and writing and 5.5 in reading and speaking); TOEFL (Internet based): speaking - 20, reading - 20, writing - 22, listening - 22, overall 90. Please contact us if you have an alternative qualification and we will make an individual assessment.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Normally overseas students will need a UKVI IELTS to gain entry on to a Pre-sessional English course.

Professional entry qualification

A combination of educational and professional qualifications and industrial experience may also be approved for admission onto the programme.

Application and selection

How to apply

To apply, please see  www.manchester.ac.uk/pgapplication     If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.  Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements.   If we make you an offer, you will have 8 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 8 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate. 

Stage 1: Application received by 1.11.18; decision by 21.12.18

Stage 2: Application received by 1.1.19; decision by 22.2.19

Stage 3: Application received by 1.3.19; decision by 19.4.19

Stage 4: Application received by 1.5.19; decision by 14.6.19

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be closed. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.

If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, please submit your latest transcripts with your online application, together with the other supporting documents, including a list of your final year units and your current average expressed as a percentage, verified by your current institution.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must demonstrate that they have met all the conditions of their offer by  31 July 2019.

Advice to applicants

If you are made an offer, in order to confirm your place you will be required to complete and return an acceptance form along with a deposit payment of £1,000 on or before the deadline date stated in your offer letter.

We ask for the deposit as competition for places is high and there is limited availability.  The deposit amount is then deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

Once we receive your payment, your place on the course will be confirmed.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • You fail to meet the conditions of your offer
  • You are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK
  • Your application for government funding has been unsuccessful

Evidence must be provided before a refund will be processed under any of the circumstances above.

If your offer specifies an English Language condition which you subsequently do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of the offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions. The English language test certificate provided with your application documents is not accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as it will pre-date the offer.

If your offer specifies an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require official university documentation as evidence that you have not met the condition from the institution at which you studied.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are not accepted for this course. If you receive an offer for 2018 entry and decide not to accept it, should you subsequently wish to be considered for 2019 entry you would be required to reapply.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course details

Course description

A Masters course provides you with a thorough training in corrosion and its control and is the ideal preparation for a career either in industry as a corrosion scientist /engineer, or for cutting-edge academic research.

Aims

  • To produce competent, professionally qualified graduates who are appropriately trained and will secure immediate, rewarding and useful employment in UK, European or overseas industries as corrosion scientists or engineers.
  • To provide conversion training, which is intellectually challenging, as well as being industrially relevant.
  • To satisfy the needs of engineers, scientists and technologists wishing to develop professional competence in the areas of corrosion and corrosion control methods.

Special features

Embarking upon the Corrosion Control Engineering MSc gives you direct access to the knowledge, skills and expertise of leading academics in the field of corrosion. They will teach you the fundamentals of corrosion, and provide you with insight into cutting-edge corrosion engineering problems and solutions in their specialist fields. Latterly, you will work more closely with one of these academics, becoming an active member of their research group during your dissertation project. Further to the teaching by academics, eminent guest speakers from industry are a key feature of the course, delivering invaluable first-hand practical knowledge and case studies.

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered through a mix of lecturing, blended small and small group tutorials with hands on research training.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
PGT Dissertation MATS63330 90 Mandatory
Introduction to Materials Science MATS64101 15 Mandatory
Research Methods MATS64201 15 Mandatory
Principles of Corrosion MATS66301 15 Mandatory
Corrosion Management MATS66402 15 Mandatory
Corrosion & Control for Industrial Processes MATS66502 15 Mandatory
Superalloys & High Performance Materials MATS64502 15 Optional
Oilfield Corrosion & Control MATS66602 15 Optional

Scholarships and bursaries

Unfortunately, The University of Manchester does not have any funding at present. There may be external funding opportunities, please see the link for more information: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/

Facilities

Most of the MSc course is hosted within The Mill, where corrosion research activities are centred. There is a lecture theatre, and a dedicated laboratory for corrosion teaching. Also, there is a computer cluster, which students can access at any time to study and prepare coursework. There is also a coffee lounge, where students can socialise and meet with other members of the corrosion family.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

Opportunities for our graduates are wide ranging, with the majority of graduates going on to fill key posts as corrosion scientists, engineers, managers, and consultants in industry, or proceeding towards a career in academia. Our graduates are highly sought after and employed across a diverse range of sectors such as oil and gas, nuclear, energy production, and manufacturing. Leading industrial players target our students, with many going on to develop their careers in world renowned companies, e.g. Shell, Rolls Royce, Tata Steel, and BP.

Accrediting organisations

The MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering is accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IoM3).