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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


    Materials Science

  • Start Date

    October, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, Research Only

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Materials Engineering research programme fee information.

  • Last Updated

    29 July 2019

Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. The internationally leading materials engineering research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations. These industrial research links provide excellent research opportunities in Materials Engineering.

How you're supervised on the Materials Engineering research programme

Your supervisor will:

  • Help you develop your research plan in the early stages of your MSc by research in Materials Engineering
  • Advise on research aims and objectives and suggest relevant training or skills courses
  • Provide direction in terms of relevant literature and sources
  • Give guidance on gathering, recording and analysing data
  • Supervise your written work, providing constructive criticism and ensuring you keep to deadlines
  • Support and advise you when it comes to presenting papers at conferences, publishing your work and attending your viva (the final oral examination of your thesis)

Materials Research Centre

Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials engineering teaching and research. The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations such as Rolls Royce, Airbus, The European Space Agency, and Tata Steel.

The Materials Research Centre (MRC) has pioneered postgraduate degrees that are tailored to the needs of industry and produce top quality research. This successful approach is demonstrated by a research grant portfolio in excess of £40 million.

Our key research areas include:

  • Design against failure by creep, fatigue and environmental damage
  • Structural metals and ceramics for gas turbine applications
  • Grain boundary engineering
  • Recycling of polymers and composites
  • Corrosion mechanisms in new generation magnesium alloys
  • Development of novel strip steel grades (IF, HSLA, Dual Phase, TRIP)
  • Functional coatings for energy generation, storage and release

Materials Research Centre Facilities

  • World-leading equipment for characterisation of the mechanical properties of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials 
  • Extensive range of laboratories housing scanning electron microscopes with full microanalysis and electron backscatter diffraction capabilities
  • New facilities at both SMaRT and SPECIFIC that house state-of-the-art equipment for characterising aerospace materials and creating functional coated materials for steel and glass respectively

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Visit the Materials Engineering MSc by Research page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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