Research course

Materials Engineering

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, combinations of the following can be taken into consideration:

  • undergraduate qualifications
  • masters qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your individual circumstances.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

As a postgraduate researcher in materials engineering you will be based in the School of Engineering. Our research areas include:

  • kinetics and formation mechanisms of new materials
  • predictive modelling based upon mechanistic understanding.

Work covers the production, property measurement and performance assessment of:

  • ceramics
  • polymers
  • metals
  • composites.

Your research will focus on:

  • understanding the physical and chemical descriptions that underlie materials performance
  • developing property and performance models of materials.

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Department specialisms

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

English Language Requirements: 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.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Administrator
+44 (0) 191 208 7340