Entry requirements

Candidates require a 2:1 degree in a relevant area.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department prides itself on its high level of research activity with a thriving community of research students, who benefit from the considerable experience of our staff.

Materials science and engineering contributes to the advancement of the field through teaching, research and enterprise activities. Our work is focused on the engineering design, processing and use of new and existing materials. We have state-of-the-art, world-class facilities for use in materials synthesis, processing and characterisation, which support our research and teaching.

There are outstanding opportunities for study leading to the research degrees of PhD, EngD and MPhil and students studying for a postgraduate research degree in materials work on projects of real-world significance.

The global challenges faced by industry have increased the demand for new and innovative materials, how to select, combine, process and recycle them. In tandem with this has been a growing demand for materials scientists. Students studying for a postgraduate research degree in Materials work on projects of real-world significance, many of which feed into improvements in life for everyone.

The department prides itself on its high level of research activity and we have a thriving community of research students, who benefit from the considerable experience of our staff.

Our facilities, used in materials synthesis, processing and characterisation enable us to work on today’s global challenges, including sustainability, nanomaterials, composites and processing. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach to our research and frequently interact with other academic departments.

Department specialisms

Energy Materials, Advanced Ceramics, Surface Engineering, Advanced Polymers, Biomaterials, Materials Modelling, Research Area for Global Challenges.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Office
Email
j.lennie@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 223331