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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

For nearly 50 years, materials science and engineering has been a core strength at Loughborough University - we have a long standing international reputation for our research.

Our research activity focuses on today’s global challenges, including sustainability, nanomaterials, composites and processing. We adopt a highly disciplinary approach to our research and frequently interact with other departments and schools. Those undertaking a research degree with us will be part of a welcoming team, benefiting from a wealth of knowledge and experience of leading academics in their field of research. You will be provided with all of the technical skills and practical understanding needed to produce sustained, original work which will underpin your chosen career progression.

Our research is supported by a range of first class facilities, which have been designed to help you throughout your studies and fully equip you for your future endeavours. You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment for use in materials synthesis, processing and characterisation; the most notable of these being the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC), which has a wide range of analytical techniques, including electron microscopy and surface analysis, some of which have capabilities that are unique in the UK.

Industry relevance is also a priority and many of our research projects are industry sponsored, with scientists and engineers from industry contributing to our output.

Information for international students

See our website for further information for international students.

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

See our website for more information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • EngD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 223331