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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 (30 June, 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.