PhD/MPhil Materials Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    Ph.D. 3Yr FT
    Ph.D. 6Yr PT
    M.Phil. 2Yr FT
    M.Phil. 4Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.1

Course Overview

PhD/MPhil Materials Engineering

With our main research strengths of aerospace materials, environmental materials and steel technology, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Materials Engineering.

Key Features

The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations. These industrial research links provide excellent opportunities for research.

Find out more about the world-leading Materials Research Centre at Swansea University.

Description

Recent PhD theses supervised in the area of Materials Engineering at Swansea University include

  • Bioinspired investigation via x-ray computed micromography
  • Characterisation of Compressor Abradable Systems 
  • Validation of a high integrity/repair process for aerospace materials 
  • Constitutive behaviour in turbine disc alloys
  • Investigating the dwell crack growth and creep resistance behaviour of next generation nickel disc alloys
  • Addressing the scale up challenges of solid state mesoscopic solar cells
  • Low cost dye sensitized solar cells on metal substrates 
  • Role of environment and its effects on high temperature corrosion-fatigue life in nickel based superalloys 
  • Non destructive inspection techniques for additive material structures
  • Constitutive relationships and the prediction of notched specimen behaviour under TMF loading 

Find out more about some of  the academic staff supervising theses in these areas:

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the PhD or MPhil Materials Engineering is a first or upper second class honours degree in Engineering or similar relevant discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

How To Apply

Once you have identified a topic area within which you would like to work, we recommend that you submit a research proposal and discuss this with an Admissions Tutor for the subject area before making an application. You can email engineering@swansea.ac.uk to express your interest in a PhD or MPhil Materials Engineering.

Apply online and track your application status for the PhD or MPhil Materials Engineering at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the PhD or MPhil Materials Engineering at www.swan.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
Ph.D. Full-time £4,280 £19,000
Ph.D. Part-time £2,140 £9,500
M.Phil. Full-time £4,280 £19,000
M.Phil. Part-time £2,140 £9,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the PhD or MPhil Materials Engineering do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.