Research course

Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies

University of Birmingham · Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent in Science, Health Sciences or Engineering

Months of entry


Course content

This EPSRC-sponsored programme can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. The programme comprises one major research project in Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies, which can be based in the University or in industry, plus six taught modules, five compulsory and one optional.

The five compulsory modules are:

  • Introduction to Materials*
  • Materials for Sustainable Environmental Technologies
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Effective Project Management
  • Presentation and Communication Skills/Team Skills Development

*If you have a background in Materials Science, you will take an additional option in place of Introduction to Materials

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£17,910 FT

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005