Research course

Corrosion and Protection

The University of Manchester · School of Materials
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

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

Course content

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.

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

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

UK students
International students
Standard £22,000, Low £23,000, High £25,000

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

Further details of qualification

Part-time and split-site attendance possible. Personal development programme included.

Course contact details

School of Materials
+44 (0)161 306 3559