Research course

Materials and Processes

University of Edinburgh · School of Engineering and Electronics
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Institute for Materials and Processes (IMP) carries out world-class research into every conceivable kind of material, ranging from fluids and soft matter to hard materials. Its researchers study processes spanning biomedical, mechanical and chemical engineering and its focus ranges from nanosystems and multiphase flows to carbon capture.

The Institute brings together researchers from materials science and chemical, mechanical and bio-engineering.

IMP delivers world-class research on the design, synthesis and processing of materials and fluids, as well as process and biomedical engineering, and provides high-quality training in research for both postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

Research activities mainly focus on three areas: carbon capture and storage; biomedical and biological engineering; and materials, fluids, manufacture and processes.

Information for international students

Evidence of proficiency in English is required. IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

EPSRC, industry, EC, DTI.

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrator
+44 (0) 131 651 7213