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Graduate Admissions

The PhD is a research-based course that introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. An illustrative list of PhD projects is available on the Department website. Prospective applicants are welcome to make contact with academic staff to discuss the research opportunities available.

Educational aims of the PhD programme

  • Give students with relevant experience at master's level the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision.
  • Give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.
  • Give students training in transferable skills to broaden their horizon above and beyond the focus of their research in the Department.

Learning Outcomes

Through completion of a PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy, students will have:

  • gained a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
  • demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research;
  • followed a comprehensive transferable skills training programme to develop skills and attributes for future careers and;
  • produced a dissertation for examination.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2017
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2018
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2019
Course Starts
April 10, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2019

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
June 28, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 10, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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