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PHD Materials Science and Engineering Sheffield Hallam University




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Course info


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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PHD Materials Science and Engineering.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

£18,195.00 (18,78,519) per year

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


Sep-21, Feb-22, May-22


City Campus

Howard Street,



S1 1WB, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same). Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with at least 6.0 in each component or an accepted equivalent.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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