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PHD Ceramics, Glasses and Polymers

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Undertake a period of intensive, supervised study as part of Sheffield Hallam's research community
  • Closely analyse ceramics, glasses and polymers, and their applications
  • Conduct your experiments in cutting-edge facilities
  • Study at the internationally-recognised Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI)

On this course, you'll undertake a supervised, extensive study on a relevant subject within glasses, materials and polymers. In the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI), you'll benefit from expert tutelage, cutting-edge facilities and a supportive environment. Your finished work will stand alongside widely acclaimed MERI publications - a large proportion of which have been considered 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

How you learn

As this is a research course, most of your work will be carried out independently. You will benefit from the support and expertise of your supervisory team; including a Director of Studies and a second supervisor who have specific interest in your chosen subject area. This may include auxetic materials, biomaterials, bullet-proof and abrasion-resistant ceramics, energy reduction in glass manufacture, medical devices, nuclear waste containment and thermoelectric oxides.

You learn through

  • Independent research
  • Mentoring with your supervisory team
  • Laboratory training
  • Research and teacher training
  • Ethical research training
  • Participation in the MERI Research Colloquium
  • presenting posters and oral presentations

Future careers

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Unilever
  • Diamond Light Source
  • Schlumberger
  • Akzo Nobel
  • GSK
  • Pfizer
  • Fisher Scientific
  • Agilent
  • Sheffield Hallam University.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,195per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 55%

    55th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    7th

    6

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