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Department of Materials

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

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Start your PhD journey by finding the research project that best suits you. 

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

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Depending on the project you’re applying for, there are a range of options available at different times of the year.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about these funded PhD opportunities where you gain valuable practical experience while training as part of a cohort.

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