PhD Advanced Metallic Systems CDT

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
48 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are 2.1 UK Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y N N N

Programme description

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems was established in January 2009, with a £6.3M investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is a partnerships between The University of Manchester and The University of Sheffield to provide a national training centre for doctoral scientists and engineers in metallurgy and related disciplines.

This programme offers a new direction for PhD study, with an exciting and interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate research training, combining a foundation year to reinforce core skills with a 3-year doctoral level thesis project.

The Centre aims to prepare the next generation of Metallic Materials Engineers with the right skills set for research leadership in a globally competitive market place.  

Open days

Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the Department, 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 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £24,000, Low £25,000, High £27,000

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

Full Scholarships are available for eligible UK nationals and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to first enrolment. Fees only funding is available for other EU nationals. Full Scholarships include minimum maintenance payments of £16,000/annum. For further information please see 'About the course' or contact pgr-materials@manchester.ac.uk . Scholarships are awarded based on the merit of each application against the applications of other applicants.

Contact details

Department
Department of Materials
Contact name
Elizabeth Jefferies
Telephone
0161 306 3581
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials
School/Faculty

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Minimum entry requirements are 2.1 UK Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent.

English language

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL 570 with 5.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or CBTOEFL 230 with 5.0 in the TWE.

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.

Application and selection

How to apply

Advice to applicants

A joint Manchester and Sheffield shortlisting and interview panel will consider all applications. At interview, candidates will be requried to make a 10-minute presentation on why they will be enter the programme.

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.

Programme details

Programme description

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems was established in January 2009, with a £6.3M investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is a partnerships between The University of Manchester and The University of Sheffield to provide a national training centre for doctoral scientists and engineers in metallurgy and related disciplines.

This programme offers a new direction for PhD study, with an exciting and interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate research training, combining a foundation year to reinforce core skills with a 3-year doctoral level thesis project.

The Centre aims to prepare the next generation of Metallic Materials Engineers with the right skills set for research leadership in a globally competitive market place.  

Aims

The foundation year of the programme aims to develop students' core skills and provide a broad range of industrial experience through MSc level modules, case studies and projects. This will allow students to make an informed choice of PhD topic. After 9 months cores skills training, student will develop a PhD project proposal with academic staff members, which will form the basis of their individual thesis project for Years 2-4.

It is expected that the PhD projects will be interdisciplinary, with co-supervision by academics at Manchester and Sheffield providing students with access to the world class facilities at both institutions.

The Doctoral Training Centre students will also engage in other activities, aimed at expanding their horizons, such as:

  • Professional, leadership and management skills training
  • Media and public engagement skills training
  • Industrial study tours and placements
  • International Summer Schools
  • Regular seminar series
  • Annual Conferences

Special features

This 4-year PhD programme gives students the opportunity to develop their core skills, learn about a broader range of metallurgical research, and develop their own PhD project. The preparatory year also gives a head start so that students are able to make rapid progress with their PhD project.

The ambition of the DTC programme is to prepare a new generation of Doctoral graduates, with highly developed specialised skills in metallic materials, for future research challenges in a globally competitive market place.

To this end we aim to:

  • Provide a stimulating, multidisciplinary training experience that encourages students to excel.
  • Teach topical courses that balance cutting edge technologies, with fundamental principles and core concepts.
  • Develop professional transferable skills in leadership, business and research management.
  • Foster innovative cutting-edge internationally competitive research.
  • Work in partnership with industry to increase industrial experience and maintain relevance.

Scholarships and bursaries

If your application is successful, the Centre for Doctoral Training will fully fund tuition fees and provide an enhanced maintenance scholarship for students who qualify under the EPSRC's UK eligibility rules.

If you are from the EU, and have not been resident in the UK for the last three years, the Centre will provide tuition fees only.

Applications from International students are encouraged, but students will have to arrange their own funding.

The full award will provide Home tuition fees (£3400) and an enhanced stipend of approximately £16,000 in the first year.

In years 2-4, it is expected that all students will be sponsored, with the basic EPSRC stipend (approximately £15,000) supplemented by additional industrial support in the range £3,000-£5000.

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