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Sheffield Hallam University: Materials Science and Engineering

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Social Sciences and Arts
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Research


Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

Course summary - 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 All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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 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, college and University-wide presentations, training and conferences.

MPhil (Res)

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