Loughborough University

Loughborough University


Entry requirements

Good degree or equivalent in appropriate science or engineering subject; experience can also be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Current research activities: ceramics science and engineering: ceramic synthesis from precursors; ceramic and metal powder processing and forming; mathematical modelling of powder forming; sol-gel processing of ceramics and glasses; polymer science and technology: interests include heterogeneous polymer systems, polymer processing, filled systems, oriented polymers, synthesis and properties of polyurethanes; power and aerospace materials: aim to relate composition, processing and service parameters to mechanical properties of metallic alloys and polymer composites; composites research includes finite element analysis of high-impact composites and polyamide ceramer interlayer composites; Rubber Process Engineering Centre: rubber mixing, microstructure and properties of rubber blend compounds, equipment development, application of finite element analysis to rubber processing; surface and interface engineering: focus on electrode position, anodising, polymer surfaces and interfaces; also on environmental aspects of metal finishing.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC; EU; British Council; industry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496