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Materials Science and EngineeringCity Campus
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Location: City Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/04/01
Duration: 48 months
Intl fees: £17150
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Undertake a period of intensive, supervised study as part of Sheffield Hallam's research community Study at the internationally-recognised Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) Take the opportunity to work closely with industrial partners, including regular site work Examine advanced materials, treatments and coatings for use in engineering On this course, you'll undertake intensive study into a specific, chosen area of materials science and engineering. You'll benefit from expert tutelage, cutting-edge facilities and a supportive research community. Your finished work will stand alongside widely acclaimed MERI publications - a high proportion of which have been considered 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. How you learn As this is a research course, most of your work will be carried out independently. You will benefit from the support and expertise of your supervisory team; including a Director of Studies and a second supervisor who have specific interest and expertise in your chosen subject area. These supervisors will assist you in defining your personal programme, provide direction and help you to develop your research. You learn through Independent research Mentoring with your supervisory team Laboratory training Research training, including mandatory ethics and integrity sessions Teacher training Participation in the MERI Research Colloquium - presenting posters and oral presentations Applied learning Work placements Various doctoral projects involve close cooperation with industrial partners, which may require periods of activity at the industrialist's premises. Networking opportunities You will be part of the University's community of researchers, with the opportunity to attend and/or contribute to a range of discipline, faculty and University-wide presentations, training and conferences.
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All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same). All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal. You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Before submitting your proposal, please contact the member(s) of staff listed against the relevant research theme. Applicants are required to give a short 10–15 minute presentation followed by an interview. Interview panel members will include the head of research degrees for the faculty, a local postgraduate research tutor and a prospective director of studies. Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years.
IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Sheffield Hallam University, Engineering. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
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