University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Materials for Demanding Environment

Industry requires materials to perform well in demanding environments. The complex challenges they must contend with need an interdisciplinary approach in order to be tackled effectively. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE) is a new training and research centre that aims to address complex industrial challenges. The four year course includes taught technical components with professional skills training, as well as a PhD level research project. Industrial partners play an active role in shaping and delivering the training. This CDT will primarily focus on addressing the needs of the Oil and Gas, Aerospace and Nuclear Power industries, and will include cross-sector materials challenges.

Entry requirements

A First Class or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree is required, or the overseas equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English need to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no individual score lower than 5.5), Cambridge Proficiency minimum level C or TOEFL iBT 100+. Students who have been in full-time higher education in the UK for 3 years or more are exempt from this requirement.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships are available for UK and EU students. These scholarships pay all tuition fees and a full enhanced stipend for 4 years. There may also be funded opportunities for some international students. We are looking for candidates with backgrounds in Chemistry, Physics, Aerospace, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Metallurgy who have or anticipate achieving a first or upper second class degree.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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