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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    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
  • Study at the internationally-recognised Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI)
  • Attain fundamental knowledge of important engineering technologies, processes and techniques
  • Gain hands-on experience of various advanced surface analyses
  • Graduate as an employable specialist engineer

On this course, you'll undertake intensive study into a specific, chosen area of plasma surface engineering. You'll benefit from expert tutelage, cutting-edge facilities and a supportive research community. Your finished work will stand alongside widely acclaimed MERI publications - a high 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 and expertise in your chosen subject area. These may include HIPIMS plasma chemistry, study of thin film growth mechanisms and the development of specific coatings to serve applications.

You learn through

  • independent research
  • mentoring with your supervisory team
  • laboratory training, including in advanced processes and machinery
  • research training, including mandatory ethics and integrity sessions
  • teacher training
  • close tutelage in academic writing

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • research
  • coating technology development engineering
  • sales
  • management of coating centres
  • work for surface engineering companies.

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.

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