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Ph.D.Metallurgy and Materials PhD/MPhil/MSc By Research

The University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
Tuition fee £13,885.00 per year
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The School of Metallurgy and Materials (including the IRC inMaterials Processing) is the largest centre for materials researchin the UK. We have more than 20 full-time academic staff in addition to 30 honorary and visiting staff, 30 research fellowsand close to 150 postgraduate students.

Our diverse research portfolio ranges from fundamental aspectsof materials science to practical high performance engineeringapplications. Research is funded from a wide range of sourcesincluding the UK research councils, the EU and a cross-sectionof UK and overseas industry. Our research income is around£4 million per annum. Most of our research projects involveactive collaboration with industrial partners.

The quality of the research work in Metallurgy and Materials has been confirmed by our performance in successive Research Assessment Exercises. We are justly proud of this international reputation and are keen to maintain it by encouraging high quality students from materials, physics, chemistry, life sciences or engineering backgrounds to apply to undertake research with us.

Programme structure

Research interests of staffOpen all sections Research groups include:

  • Alloy and process development
  • Alloy chemistry
  • Casting, solidification and welding
  • Ceramics
  • Corrosion and oxidation
  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Ferrous metallurgy
  • High temperature superconductivity
  • Magnetic materials
  • Materials processing
  • Microstructural studies
  • Modelling of manufacturing and materials
  • Polymers
  • Sports materials
  • Surface engineering and heat treatment
Apply now! Commence year 2019
Application period has ended, but late applications can be submitted until the commence date
Studies commence
Sep 15, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States