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PhD with Integrated Studies Innovative Metal Processing

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Combined research and taught, Doctoral research




CODE P1173

How long it takes:

4 years full time

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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You will choose 180 credits out of the following modules to be completed within the first year of the programme.

Students with a degree in Materials (MAT) should have 110 credits of compulsory modules (including 60 credits from Individual Research Project); non-MAT students should have 130 credits (including Individual Research Project):

  • Introduction to Materials (10 credits) – for non-materials students
  • Materials Characterisation (10 credits) – for non-materials students
  • Thermodynamics & Phase Diagrams (10 credits)
  • Kinetics & Microstructure Modelling (10 credits)
  • Presentation and Communication Skills (10 credits)
  • Project Management (10 credits)
  • Joining Technology (10 credits)
  • Individual Research Project (60 credits)

Students with a degree in Materials (MAT) should chose 70 credits of option modules; non-MAT students should choose 50 credits of option modules from the following 10-credit modules:

  • Physical Metallurgy (Titanium and Nickel)
  • Surface Engineering
  • Environmental Failure of Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Material Models and Modes of Failure
  • Conservation and Recycling of Materials
  • Surface Engineering Technology
  • Advanced Engineering Research Preparation
  • Understanding Surfaces in Engineering
  • Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Intermetallics, Metal Matrix Composites and Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Functional Materials
  • Materials Design against Failure
  • Electron, Optical and X-ray Techniques
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Design against Failure I
  • Summer School /Conferences
  • Diamond light and ISIS course (Rutherford Application Lab)

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

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Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Newcastle degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.