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SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

Sketty , Wales ,United Kingdom

Materials Engineering, Ph.D

With our main research strengths of aerospace materials, environmental materials and steel technology, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Materials Engineering.

Recent PhD theses supervised in the area of Materials Engineering at Swansea University include

  • Bioinspired investigation via x-ray computed micromography
  • Characterisation of Compressor Abradable Systems 
  • Validation of a high integrity/repair process for aerospace materials 
  • Constitutive behaviour in turbine disc alloys
  • Investigating the dwell crack growth and creep resistance behaviour of next generation nickel disc alloys
  • Addressing the scale up challenges of solid state mesoscopic solar cells
  • Low cost dye sensitized solar cells on metal substrates 
  • Role of environment and its effects on high temperature corrosion-fatigue life in nickel based superalloys

Campus Information

Bay Campus

Travelling west on the M4 leave the motorway at junction 42 and follow signs for Swansea on the A483 (Fabian Way). The Bay Campus is situated to the left-hand side of Fabian Way and the main entrance is controlled by traffic lights. There is a Visitors’ Car Park immediately to the left of the main entrance. There is a large Park and Ride facility located at Fabian Way, which is a short distance from the Bay Campus.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years of PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for DProf must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

India

  • Bachelor: 60%; or
  • CGPA 6.7 (10 point system); or
  • CGPA 6 (7 point system); or
  • CGPA 3 (4 point system)

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Requirement

Non UK/EU applicants are required to obtain ATAS clearance for this programme of study. Successful applicants are sent ATAS application details by the University PGR Admissions team.

  • Course Type: Part Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 06 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 60600 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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