Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Graduate study opportunities within DMSM

The Department has a thriving graduate school with approximately 130 PhD students on the Graduate Register at any one time. Around 20 students are admitted to the MPhil in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise in October each year.

The Department offers different types of graduate study:

Within DMSM, graduate admissions are administered by Dr Rosie Ward, who is very willing to give informal advice to prospective students on the admissions process.


EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training

The Department is also a partner in the interdisciplinary Nanoscience & Technology Doctoral Training Centre (NanoDTC) [this course will appear as PhD (Probationary) in Nanotechnology DTC (4 yrs) on the application form] and the Computational Methods for Materials Science Doctoral Training Centre.  We also have interests in the Doctoral Training Centres in Photonics Systems Development (with UCL); New and Sustainable Photovoltaics (with the Universities of Liverpool and Bath); and Nuclear Engineering (with Imperial College and the Open University).

Further information on these Centres for Doctoral Training and on how to make an application is at