Research course

Materials Science and Engineering

Imperial College London · Department of Materials

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class degree (or overseas equivalent) in the physical sciences or engineering.

Months of entry

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Course content

Research in the Department of Materials cuts across the traditional disciplinary boundaries, and we therefore invite applications for research leading to the PhD degree from scientists and engineers in all appropriate subjects who have an interest in any of our research areas: Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, Advanced Alloys, Ceramics & Glasses, Functional Materials, Nanotechnology & Nanoscale Characterisation and Theory & Simulation of Materials.
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Department specialisms

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Advanced Alloys Ceramics & Glasses Functional Materials Nanotechnology & Nanoscale Characterisation Theory & Simulation of Materials

Information for international students

College requires applicants to have taken an English Language test and achieved an acceptable grade or score before admission can be confirmed. For more details see

Fees and funding

A number of funded studentships are available each year, supported by the research councils, government organisations, industry and the EU.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Ms Norma Hikel
+44 (0)20 7594 6768