Research course

Instrumentation

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirement will normally be at least an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). The School may require a First Class honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement would be specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Instrumentation involves the measurement of phenomena ranging from nano-scale molecular processes in biological cells right through to macro-scale chemical processes in industrial reactors, including environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, drug and explosive detection and molecular imaging for health-care and the life-sciences. To meet the measurement demands, research is conducted into new instrumentation exploiting a wide range of advanced chemical, biochemical and physical sensors that utilise optical spectroscopies, complex mass spectrometries such ion mobility and secondary ion mass spectrometry, laser generated ultra-sound, laser trapping, polymer microfabrication, microfluidics, optical fibre sensing and PET tomography. Application and development of non invasive spectroscopic techniques to assess tissue viability, hospital based research.

Key words: Instrumentation, lasers, measurement, fibre optics, spectroscopy, sensors, sensor arrays.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. The school generally requires applicants to hold one of the following qualifications (although other formal qualifications may be considered):

IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub score less than 5.5)

TOEFL Paper Based: 570 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)

TOEFL Computer Based: 230 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)

IBTOEFL Internet Based: of at least 90

If you are offered a place on a course with us and fail to meet the level of competency required, please contact us. It may be possible to gain admission on the agreement that you attend additional English Language classes prior to commencing your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Band A £4,260; Band B £6,750; Band C £8,750; Band D £15,000
International students
Band A £22,000; Band B £23,000; Band C £24,000; Band D £27,000

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Email
pg-ceas@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 4837