MPhil Ceramics & Glasses: The University of Manchester

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MPhil Ceramics & Glasses: The University of Manchester, Postgraduate Admissions, The Mill, School of Materials, The University of Manchester, P.O. Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, Manchester, United Kingdom
Material Technology
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1 Year Full-Time
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Course description

The Ceramics and Glasses research degrees are part of a progressive research area within the school; they have close links with industry and research councils and they work collaboratively with them on many areas of research within the subject.

Their research is concerned with the processing, characterisation and applications of structural and functional ceramic materials. Structural ceramics are used in engineering applications due to a combination of high strength, chemical / thermal resistance and extreme hardness. In contrast, functional ceramics exhibit unique electrical, magnetic and optical properties, which lead to applications in a diverse range of electronic components - filters in mobile telecommunications, exhaust gas sensors and pyroelectric thermal imaging cameras.

They are engaged in research to understand the structure-property relationships in a wide range of ceramic materials and to develop materials / components with enhanced properties. Materials are developed by conventional powder processing methods and by novel processing procedures.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview: You will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent. Subject to satisfactory progress, it is possible to transfer to PhD at the end of the degree, requiring a further two years full-time study, or four years part-time.

English language: If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE).

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