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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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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The development of new materials, from their chemical synthesis to their use for medical treatment.
Coatings and ceramics
Research into the development of advanced ceramics and coatings for structural and functional applications.
Fashion management and marketing
The research of operations management, consumer behaviour and more, in fashion and textiles.
Imaging and characterisation
Research into advanced materials conducted by using a suite of outstanding X-ray and microscopy facilities.
Metallurgy and corrosion
A research area dedicated to the performance of metals and alloys in demanding environments.
Nano and functional materials
The development and study of novel nanomaterials for their application in key technological areas.
Polymers and composites
Research focused on developing advanced polymers and multi-functional composites.
Our school is home to research centres that specialise in aerospace innovation and material performance.
To underpin our research and teaching activities, our school is home to a range of modern facilities.