This is compulsory and can be carried out in a broad range of topics related to Materials Science. The School will provide the research supervisor and will arrange for all necessary facilities and resources. Alternatively, the research project can be carried out in an industrial research laboratory with both academic and industrial supervisors. This route is suitable for candidates seconded from industry.
The project involves full-time research for two thirds of the academic year (or the part-time equivalent). It is assessed by examination of the thesis (which should be a maximum of 15,000 words in length) with a full academic year to submit following your module completion and experimental work in the labs (i.e. by 25th September 2018 full FT students and 25th September 2019 for PT).
- Introduction to Materials (for students who do not have a Materials Science undergraduate degree) OR an optional module (see below)
- Effective Project Management (taught through School of Chemical Engineering)
- Materials Characterisation
- Communication Skills
You may choose two (or three*) options. Example optional modules are listed below:
- Design Against Failure
- Electron Microscopy
- Functional Materials
- Intermetallics, Metal Matrix Composites and Ceramic Matrix Composites
- Materials for Sustainable Environmental Technologies
- Net Shape Manufacturing
- Polymer Science and Soft Matter
- Sensors and Composites
- Surface Engineering
*If you have a background in Materials Science, you will take an additional option in place of Introduction to Materials.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.