PhD/MPhil Materials / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy; Master of Philosophy
Duration
PhD 3-4 Years FT; MPhil 1 Year FT
Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirements for a Doctorate level programme is an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international 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 Y N N
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme description

The Department encompasses an exceptional breadth of research and training in materials, from design and development, to performance and protection and management and marketing. Our multidisciplinary research activity covers broad, socially relevant materials themes that allow us to meet the needs of industry and society.

Our research is organised into eight research themes, although research projects often involve researchers in other groups, other schools, other universities and industry. See more about our research themes at https://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials/research/themes/ .

A research degree from the Department and the University is held in the highest esteem and recognised worldwide. Many of our graduates work in the most prestigious institutions and organisations throughout the world. Much of the School's research has a significant impact on society and commerce; such as the development of new welding techniques enabling more fuel-efficient jet engines, and a new class of high performance, low density magnesium alloys to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption in the aerospace and automotive industries.

The Department provides first-class opportunities and facilities for our students to study specific subjects in-depth to a postgraduate research degree level. There are flexible study packages available, as well as an extensive range of PhD studentships  and University funding packages . Many of our research students are sponsored by a variety of Department, University and industry resources. Please contact us to find out more.

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 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
    International students (per annum): Standard £23,000, Low £24,000, High £26,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163
    International students (per annum): Standard £11,500, Low £12,000, High £13,000

Contact details

Department
Department of Materials
Contact name
Lizzy Jefferies
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials
School/Faculty

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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