For direct entry from your undergraduate degree, you will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. There are alternative routes to a PhD, through completion of other postgraduate qualifications. Please contact us if you would like advice on your eligibility for PhD.
Months of entry
January, September, July, April
The research programmes 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.
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
If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE). Please contact us if you have an alternative qualification and we will make an individual assessment.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .
Fees and funding
You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships - http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/
- School of Materials Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Account (DTA) Award
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- School of Materials
- +44 (0)161 306 3559