Swansea University Fully funded EngD and MSc research places

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Job salary
EngD - £20,000/MSc £12,500 tax free stipend, plus UK/EU tuition fees
Job term
EngD 4 Years, MSc 12 months
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The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) is a Swansea University initiative which provides industry led postgraduate research training in the areas of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. The ca. £15m operation, fully funded by the European Social Fund via the Welsh Government, EPSRC and industry, is able to offer 24 EngD places and 8 MSc research places per year along with part-time PhD and masters. Over the course of the operation a total of 158 high calibre graduates will be trained producing leading research for multi-national and SME industries. The graduates will be perfectly positioned to take on middle management roles and become the future leaders of high skilled, high value added industry.

Swansea University has been supporting industry ever since its creation in 1920. The College of Engineering is still perfectly placed to support industry

  • 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading or Internationally Excellent quality
  • Our Research Environment at Swansea University is ranked 2nd in the UK
  • The impact of our research is ranked in the UK top 10
  • Over 25 year’s experience of delivering EngD collaborations


Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. The candidate should hold a degree in materials science, (polymer) chemistry, engineering, physics, or similar technical discipline and be willing to develop and apply his/her knowledge, know-how and skill to the fundamental understanding of polymer coated Packaging Steel. Students will be working closely together with the Packaging business of Tata Steel as well as their R&D group. Occasional travel to various sites in UK and the Netherlands will be part of the role.

Our funders require applicants to also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a UK or EU citizen (i.e. eligible for ‘home’ tuition fees at the University) and have the right to work in Wales at the end of your studies.
  • You must be resident in West Wales and the Valleys at the point of enrolment and throughout the duration of your studies.
  • You must not be financially able to participate without the award of grant funding.

Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibility

For a full list of projects visit - http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/recruitment

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