A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
January, September, April
Materials Engineering includes the development, specification and engineering applications of new and existing materials. Your research will focus on understanding the physical and chemical descriptions that underlie materials performance, and develop property and performance models of materials.
As a postgraduate researcher in Materials Engineering you will be based in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. Our research areas include kinetics and formation mechanisms of new materials, and predictive modelling based upon mechanistic understanding. Work covers the production, property measurement and performance assessment of:
We focus on developing new materials for advanced engineering applications, including microelectronics, optics and power transmission.
Fuel cells and energy systems, gasification, cold plasma gasification, bio-fuel cells, bio-diesel production, gas and water treatment, nano-structured polymer composites for pollution control, sustainable and environmental electrochemical systems, photochemical processes and electrochemical synthesis.
Information for international students
Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Fees and funding
See our programme fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Justine McGruther, Admissions Secretary, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
- +44 (0) 191 208 7266