menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
MPhil in Materials Science and Metallurgy

MPhil in Materials Science and Metallurgy

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Metallurgy Materials Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This full-time course is designed to provide further training in research in materials science after a minimum of at least three years’ university-level education to UK bachelor’s level, or overseas equivalent.

MPhil students are encouraged to participate in many of the training opportunities and other activities available to students in the University, and become fully integrated members of the Department’s Research School.

Students carry out a one-year research programme under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the Department of Materials Science.

The main aims of the programme are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at a first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision; and
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

  • 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, 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.

Modules

Assessment is by submission of a thesis of not more than 15,000 words on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry. The thesis is examined in an oral examination by two examiners appointed individually for each candidate.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,844

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£30,684

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree. Students should have achieved at least an upper second-class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) prior to admission.