solarcellWelcome to the EngD and Research Masters degrees 2015 - Apply now!

EngD activity focusing on Functional coatings is supported by the Doctoral centre - COATED - Centre Of Advanced Training for Engineering Doctorates. COATED is joint funded by EPSRC and WEFO and provides funding to recruit 21 EngD students between 2012 and 2014. This has been extended thanks to the EPSRC to allow us to fund a further 40 EngD places from 2015 - 2018

The EngD is a PhD level qualification that involves a taught component and a large, 4 year research project again defined by industry.

We can fund 8 MRes. The MRes is a one year Masters qualification involving taught courses and a 10 month research project defined by the partnering company. The MRes is funded by the Steel Training Research and Innovation Partnership.


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Current industrial partners can access all documents and relevant information related to the STRIP scheme by logging in here



The EngD is a four year doctorate degree, heavily linked to industry and comes with an attractive tax free bursary of £17,700.

The MRes is a one year Masters of Research Degre, heavily linked to industry and comes with a tax free bursary of £12,500.

Read a testimony from a recent EngD graduate, Dr David Winfield

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city313th May 2015 - Mark Miodownik, Stuff Matters. 6:30pm, Faraday lecture theatre. Part of the SWMA series of talks


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The STRIP / COATED project works with a range of companies in and outside of Wales. The project has worked with a number of companies involved in the manufacture and use of metals.

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The Academy

city3The Academy aims to offer materials science and metallurgical training at all levels. The Academy encompasses 3 day training courses, through to full and part time degrees, MRes and Doctorates.

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Environmental issues are at the heart of the majority of STRIP / COATED projects. Each student is required to produce an environmental report on how their individual project impacts on the environment. A number of our current students are working on projects that will directly benefit the environment such as solar cells and carbon capture.

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