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Postgraduate research in materials science and fashion business technology

We are the largest Department of Materials in Europe, attracting the best research talent from across the globe.

We are the home of graphene and our continued investment in materials includes the creation of our £235 million Henry Royce Institute.

Whether your interests lie in hard science subjects such as biomaterials or metallurgy, or social science subjects such as consumer behaviour, marketing or business management, there are a range of study packages and funding options available to you.

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Browse our range of materials and fashion PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research postgraduate research programmes. 

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Live projects

Start your PhD journey by finding a research project that you’re passionate about.

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Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial key of your PhD journey.

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Browse our funding pages to find out about available scholarships, studentships and awards before speaking to your supervisor for further guidance.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about fully funded PhD opportunities available through our CDTs, where you can combine research with practical training as part of a cohort and collaborate across research areas, institutions and industry.

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Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.