Research course

Corrosion and Protection

The University of Manchester · School of Materials
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

The Standard requirement for a Masters programme (either taught or research) is a Lower-Second UK Honours Degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline. For a Doctorate level programme (eg PhD) it is an Upper-Second UK Honours Degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline with an additional UK Masters Degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

The research degrees in corrosion and protection benefit from one of the world's largest academic based activities dedicated to corrosion and its control. We work closely with the world's leading companies, consultancies and industrial research groups to create a forward-looking and strategic research activity.

Industry driven
Corrosion science and technology are key to the development of new materials and innovative production processes for use in industries driven by the need to improve their capital productivity, operational reliability, efficiency, performance and health and safety of the world's physical assets.

Our industry-driven, fundamental and strategic research is organised into four overlapping themes: corrosion mechanisms, prediction and control; environmental degradation and protection by coatings; high-temperature protection; performance of light alloys.

Information for international students

IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE).

Fees and funding

You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships -

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
0161 306 3559