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MPhil in Micro- & Nanotechnology Enterprise


MPhil by Research

3-4 Year PhD

EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology CDT

Computational Methods for Materials Science CDT

Early Career Research Fellowships

College Fellowships

External Funding



The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy (DMSM) offers a range of advanced degrees at Masters and PhD level.  It has a thriving graduate school with approximately 130 PhD students on the Graduate Register at any one time. Around 10 students are admitted to the MPhil in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise in October each year.

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

Each application is considered by at least two members of academic staff and students who are considered to be strong candidates are interviewed in person, by telephone or Zoom.  The decision to make a conditional offer of admission is based on merit alone, as are any nominations for the funding opportunities available from the University, Department or Cambridge Trust. 

The Department has an active Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, with membership drawn from all levels of staff and students.  This group is committed to ensuring that our positive and inclusive ethos continues to be nurtured so that under-represented groups can be supported and encouraged and that diversity is valued.  Thus, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

MPhil/PhD application procedure

Admission of postgraduate students for the PhD or MPhil degree is co-ordinated by the University’s Postgraduate Admissions Office. The deadline for applications is approximately three months before the start of the first term of the course 16 May, 4 October and 14 January for starts in October, January and April respectively).

Further details of the application procedure, and the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus, are available from the Postgraduate Admissions website.

Within the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, postgraduate admissions are administered by Dr Rosie Ward (, who is very willing to give informal advice to prospective students and put them in contact with members of the academic staff with appropriate interests.