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Integrated Studies Structural Metallic Systems for Gas Turbine Applications PhD

Integrated Studies Structural Metallic Systems for Gas Turbine Applications PhD

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Metallurgy Gas Turbines

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Materials underpin almost all industrial sectors and the global challenges have increased the demand for materials engineers and researchers. The School of Metallurgy and Materials has long been a centre of excellence in materials research and education. This EPSRC-sponsored four-year PhD with integrated studies programme combines 12 taught modules (120 credits) in Advanced Metallurgy/Materials, Materials Processing and Professional Development and a research project carried predominantly at the University location.

his EPSRC-sponsored doctoral training programme focuses on research into structural metallic systems for gas turbine applications, covering alloy and process development, cost-reduction, life cycle analysis and environmental degradation.

This PhD with integrated studies programme, suitable both for full-time students and seconded employees, combines 12 taught modules (120 credits) in Advanced Metallurgy/Materials, Materials Processing and Professional Development and a major research project carried in a broad range of topics related to metallic materials used in gas turbines. Students are normally based in the University and research projects can be carried out in the School or in industry.

The quality of the research work in the School of Metallurgy and Materials has been confirmed by our outstanding performance in successive research assessments. Metallurgy and Materials and the IRC in Materials Processing together make up the largest centre for materials research in the UK. We are justly proud of this international reputation and are keen to maintain it by encouraging high quality students to undertake research with us.

Our diverse research portfolio ranges from fundamental aspects of materials science to practical high performance engineering applications. Research is funded from a wide range of sources including the UK research councils, the EU and a cross-section of UK and overseas industry. Most of our research projects involve active collaboration with industrial partners.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

Law - Core
Probability and Statistics - Core
Presentations Skills/Team Skills Development - Core
Effective Project Management - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,320

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,420

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.ii or above in Materials Science/Engineering. The position will be open to students with an upper second class honours degree or better, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or relevant and sufficient industrial work experience in any relevant mathematics, chemical/material/physical sciences, engineering (EPSRC provides funding only for UK/EU applicants).

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more

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