Research course

Engineering Materials

University of Sheffield · Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

First-class or 2:1 degree, or equivalent, from an approved institution in an appropriate science or engineering subject.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

We have eight broad research themes that describe the activity within the department: biomaterials and tissue engineering; ceramics; glasses, cements and waste immobilisation; magnetics; metallurgy; nanomaterials and nanoengineering; polymers and composites; surface engineering and tribology. One of our strategies lies in exploiting the increasing opportunities for science and innovation at the boundaries between traditional disciplines. We have around 40 academic staff, and numerous postdoctoral and postgraduate students, all supported by technical and secretarial staff. Staff are active members of many international learned societies, and regularly participate in the major international conferences.

Department specialisms

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering; Functional Inorganic Materials and Ceramics; Glasses, Cements and Waste Immobilisation; Magnetics; Metallurgy; Nano-Materials and Nano-Engineering; Polymers and Polymer Composites; Surface Engineering and Tribology.

Information for international students

Our standard English requirements for overseas applicants are: IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5 in each component), or TOEFL 550 with TWE 4.5 (paper based) or TOEFL 213, TWE 4.5 (computer based) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

EPSRC studentships are available for UK and EU students.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Andy Keating
0114 222 5941