M.Phil. On Campus

Materials Engineering

Swansea University

24 months
20750 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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With the main research strengths of aerospace materials, environmental materials and steel technology, the Materials Engineering programme from Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Materials Engineering.


This Programme Specification refers to the current academic year and provides indicative content for information. The University will seek to deliver each course in accordance with the descriptions set out in the relevant course web pages at the time of application. However, there may be situations in which it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, either before or after enrolment.

Programme Aims

This Materials Engineering programme from Swansea University will provide students with: 

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Programme Structure

Recent PhD theses supervised in the area of Materials Engineering at Swansea University include

  • Bioinspired investigation via x-ray computed micromography
  • Characterisation of Compressor Abradable Systems 
  • Validation of a high integrity/repair process for aerospace materials 
  • Constitutive behaviour in turbine disc alloys
  • Investigating the dwell crack growth and creep resistance behaviour of next generation nickel disc alloys
  • Addressing the scale up challenges of solid state mesoscopic solar cells
  • Low cost dye sensitized solar cells on metal substrates 
  • Role of environment and its effects on high temperature corrosion-fatigue life in nickel based superalloys

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for MPhil must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) in Engineering or similar relevant science discipline. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK students: £ 2,250
  • International students: £ 10,400

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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