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MSc Corrosion Control Engineering / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

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.


  • 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:


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: