PhD Instrumentation

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP19000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is a world leader in industrially relevant research and teaching in chemical engineering and related subjects.

Description of Instrumentation

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Instrumentation involves the measurement of phenomena ranging from nano-scale molecular processes in biological cells right through to macro-scale chemical processes in industrial reactors, including environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, drug and explosive detection and molecular imaging for health-care and the life-sciences.

To meet the measurement demands, research is conducted into new instrumentation exploiting a wide range of advanced chemical, biochemical and physical sensors that utilise optical spectroscopies, complex mass spectrometries such ion mobility and secondary ion mass spectrometry, laser generated ultra-sound, laser trapping, polymer microfabrication, microfluidics, optical fibre sensing and PET tomography. Application and development of non invasive spectroscopic techniques to assess tissue viability, hospital based research.

Key words: Instrumentation, lasers, measurement, fibre optics, spectroscopy, sensors, sensor arrays.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 19000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4052 Year (EEA)
  • PhD (full-time): UK/EU students (per annum): Band A £4,052; Band B £5,500; Band C £7,500; Band D £13,000;
    International students (per annum): Band A £19,000; Band B £20,000; Band C £21,000; Band D £24,000;
  • PhD (part-time); UK/EU students (per annum): Band A £2,026; Band B £2,750; Band C £3,750; Band D £6,500;
    International students (per annum): Band A £9,500; Band B £10,000; Band C £10,500; Band D £12,000
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Project Type Open

Course Content

Coursework and assessment

Students will meet regularly with an academic project supervisor, who will take overall responsibility for the project, ensuring that facilities and training are available to make good progress. Annual progress review will take place with an independent academic mentor to ensure that the supervision arrangements and progress are satisfactory.

All research programmes have personal and professional development training units to enhance transferable skills. Training courses cover themes such as thesis writing, business skills, career management and presentation skills.

Other resources include:

  • Library training and ongoing assistance from a dedicated School librarian
  • Option to attend undergraduate or MSc classes in the University that may be beneficial to studies
  • Invitation to International Seminar Programmes within the School, and in other Schools and Research Institutes around the University. Studentw will be expected to participate in the School's Research Student Seminar Programme
  • Invitation to Careers Service events which includes meetings with employers and recruitment agencies as well as specialised training in career planning, job applications, interview techniques and CV writing

Research students was expected to present seminars within the School, and also to present their work as posters or talks at international conferences and external seminars, to increase confidence, develop communication skills and improve employability.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570
TOEFL iBT® test : 90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements for Instrumentation

Academic entry qualification overview

The standard academic entry requirement will normally be at least an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). The School may require a First Class honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement would be specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. The school generally requires applicants to hold one of the following qualifications (although other formal qualifications may be considered):

IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub score less than 5.5)

TOEFL Paper Based: 570 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)

TOEFL Computer Based: 230 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)

IBTOEFL Internet Based: of at least 90

If you are offered a place on a course with us and fail to meet the level of competency required, please contact us. It may be possible to gain admission on the agreement that you attend additional English Language classes prior to commencing your course.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Work Experience for Instrumentation

No work experience is required.

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The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

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