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Engineering: M2A Funded MSc by Research Scholarships at Swansea University: 14 projects available

The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) is a Swansea University initiative which provides industry-led postgraduate research training in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing. The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) is offering 9 fully-funded MSc by Research scholarships at Swansea University in the following subject areas:

Buildings as Power Stations – Hybrid Energy SolutionProduction of synthetic gypsum from steelmaking slagsSolar PV Microinverter-trackerReplacement for Fordax – Accident and Incident Reporting DatabaseThe Assessment of Metals in WEEE For Economic Optimisation of Recycling ProcessesCharacterisation tool of Perovskite photovoltaics based on TCSPCCorrosion Resistance of Super Duplex Stainless SteelsAlternative Strain Gauge Manufacturing ProcessesMulti-functionality in 3D Printed Structures

EngD (x 5)- in total 36 EngD scholarships available


·         Development of new surface treatments for automotive utilising chemcoater

·         Modelling the heat transfer of molten metal during the steel making process

·         Material Selection for extreme temperature variation and coating optimisation for corrosion resistance, aesthetics and preparation for new water-based products

·         Granular Flow Impact and wear analysis using 3D DEM simulation

·         Semi-transparent printable solar cells for energy generating windows

MSc by Research (x 5)- in total 14 MSc by Research scholarships available


·         Automation of ladle hook engagement

·         Rapid prototyping and tooling of automotive seal mouldings

·         Alternative manufacturing solutions for lightweight automotive interior and exterior brightware

·         Advanced Surface photovoltage measurements methods to enhance and characterize the performance of solar cells

·         Identification of passivity breakdown parameters for Magnox nuclear fuel cladding in pond storage conditions


Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. Please see individual project adverts for specific eligibility criteria. 

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/

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Each scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £12,500 p.a.


Please see individual project adverts for specific eligibility criteria. 

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