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Start date: End of September/Beginning of February
Duration: Typically 3 years (full-time)
Entry requirements: Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate Honours degree (UK 2:1 or better) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant Science or Engineering subject. Overseas candidates should refer to guidance on equivalent qualifications provided by the International Office. Applicants with other qualifications or experience are encouraged to contact the Research Support Officer.
Language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6 in each component) / TOEFL 88+

English Language requirements

Assessment: Thesis
Application procedure: See 'How to apply'
Finance: Tuition Fees information here
Scholarships: See the full list of our research scholarships here
Contact:  Email: or phone: +44 (0) 114 222 5248
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