Research course

Advanced Metallic Systems DTC

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are 2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems was established in January 2009, with a £6.3M investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is a partnerships between The University of Manchester and The University of Sheffield to provide a national training centre for doctoral scientists and engineers in metallurgy and related disciplines.

This programme offers a new direction for PhD study, with an exciting and interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate research training, combining a foundation year to reinforce core skills with a 3-year doctoral level thesis project.

The Centre aims to prepare the next generation of Metallic Materials Engineers with the right skills set for research leadership in a globally competitive market place.

Information for international students

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL 570 with 5.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or CBTOEFL 230 with 5.0 in the TWE.

Fees and funding

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

Full Scholarships are available for eligible UK nationals and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to first enrolment. Fees only funding is available for other EU nationals. Full Scholarships include minimum maintenance payments of £14,000/annum. For further information please see 'About the course' or contact . Scholarships are awarded based on the merit of each application against the applications of other applicants.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

School of Materials
+44 (0)161 306 4837