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What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Undertake a period of intensive, supervised study as part of Sheffield Hallam's research community
  • Study at the internationally-recognised Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI)
  • Take the opportunity to work closely with industrial partners, including regular site work
  • Examine advanced materials, treatments and coatings for use in engineering

On this course, you'll undertake intensive study into a specific, chosen area of materials science and engineering. You'll benefit from expert tutelage, cutting-edge facilities and a supportive research community. Your finished work will stand alongside widely acclaimed MERI publications - a high proportion of which have been considered 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

How you learn

As this is a research course, most of your work will be carried out independently. You will benefit from the support and expertise of your supervisory team; including a Director of Studies and a second supervisor who have specific interest and expertise in your chosen subject area. These supervisors will assist you in defining your personal programme, provide direction and help you to develop your research.

You learn through

  • Independent research
  • Mentoring with your supervisory team
  • Laboratory training
  • Research training, including mandatory ethics and integrity sessions
  • Teacher training
  • Participation in the MERI Research Colloquium - presenting posters and oral presentations

Future careers

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • TWI
  • Bodycote
  • Rolls Royce
  • Outokumpo
  • Arconic
  • Eisenbau Kramer
  • RWE
  • ATI Speciality Metals

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£18,195.00 (18,74,937) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2021

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate taught programmes: a first degree or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an HND or higher education diploma with substantial work experience in an appropriate field; successful completion of a recognised pre-Masters course. The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD): Masters Degree from a recognised university. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

For international students

Masters degree from a recognised university qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD). All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 words research proposal. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses