Research course

Engineering Materials Research Group

Aston University · School of Engineering and Applied Science

Entry requirements

Equivalent of a good UK Honours degree (first or upper second class) in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or a related subject. For further information about entry requirements, contact Aston University.

Months of entry


Course content

Research focusing on investigations involving the application of advanced experimental and computer modelling techniques to a range of engineering themes where a multi-disciplinary approach is advantageous. Projects may be closely aligned to industrial needs or be of a more speculative nature.

Department specialisms

Precision cutting processes, mechanisms of coated steel corrosion in a range of construction environments, abrasion mechanisms of concrete, petrography and colour image analysis.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum in each section) or TOEFL 550 / 213 is required for applicants whose first language is not English.

Fees and funding

EPSRC and industry funding may be available only to UK / EU students. There are no scholarships available for non-EU students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Research Co-ordinator
0121 204 3663