University of Birmingham

PhD with Integrated Studies Structural Metallic Systems for Gas Turbine Applications

  • 4 years full-time
  • Postgraduate, Combined research and taught, Doctoral research
  • Regular

Program Description

This EPSRC-sponsored doctoral training programme focuses on research into structural metallic systems for gas turbine applications, covering alloy and process development, cost-reduction, life cycle analysis and environmental degradation.

This course is open to our partner institutions only.

Materials underpin almost all industrial sectors and the global challenges have increased the demand for materials engineers and researchers.

The School of Metallurgy and Materials has long been a centre of excellence in materials research and education. This EPSRC-sponsored four-year PhD with integrated studies programme, suitable both for full-time students and seconded employees, combines 12 taught modules (120 credits) in Advanced Metallurgy/Materials, Materials Processing and Professional Development and a major research project carried in a broad range of topics related to metallic materials used in gas turbines.

Students are normally based in the University and research projects can be carried out in the School or in industry.

Why study PhD with Integrated Studies Structural Metallic Systems for Gas Turbine Applications at Birmingham?

  • The quality of the research work in the School of Metallurgy and Materials has been confirmed by our outstanding performance in successive research assessments. Metallurgy and Materials and the IRC in Materials Processing together make up the largest centre for materials research in the UK. We are justly proud of this international reputation and are keen to maintain it by encouraging high quality students to undertake research with us.
  • Our diverse research portfolio ranges from fundamental aspects of materials science to practical high performance engineering applications. Research is funded from a wide range of sources including the UK research councils, the EU and a cross-section of UK and overseas industry. Most of our research projects involve active collaboration with industrial partners.

Admission Description

The position will be open to students with:

  • An upper second class honours degree or better, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or
  • Relevant and sufficient industrial work experience in any relevant mathematics, chemical/material/physical sciences, engineering (EPSRC provides funding only for UK/EU applicants).

Learn more about entry requirements

Either: A four year Bachelors degree (first class or very good upper second class)

Or: A three year Bachelors degree (first class) from recognised institutions in India.

For MSc programmes, the Business School will consider holders of three-year degree programmes (first class or very good upper second class) from recognised institutions in India.

For entry to LLM programmes, Birmingham is happy to accept applications from 3 or 5 year LLB holders from India from prestigious institutions.

 

 

International Students

 

English language

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following English language qualifications is required:

 


IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 64 with no less than 59 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

 

International students applying for this programme will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before the University can issue you with a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). We recommend that you apply for your ATAS certificate as soon as you receive an offer from us. More information can be found here: www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/atas/.


Other Details


  • Program Type: Postgraduate, Combined research and taught, Doctoral research


  • Study Type: Regular


  • Key Point: Integrated Studies


  • Category: Integrated Studies


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University of Birmingham

Program level:
4 years full-time
Application fee: $65.61 USD
Tuition: $6004.30 USD
Cost of Living: $11570.62 USD
Starting Date: Submission deadline Status
January 1970 January 1970 Open Now

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