The M2A offers Master’s (1 year) and Doctorates (4 years) that focus on industrial research projects in Materials and Manufacturing. Our research has 3 main areas of focus;
The M2A offers an accessible and affordable method for engaging in university research. Through sponsoring a student, you will gain access to our state of the art facilities, access to leading academics and a dedicated researcher to carry out your project.
The funding aspect of the projects offers a cost effective method to take on research projects whilst minimising the financial risk to your business.
Through sponsoring a researcher, you are creating a resource to carry out activities that may not be achievable within current business workloads.
Many of our graduates remain within their sponsor company making it an effective recruitment tool to train the engineers of tomorrow.The Benefits
An Engineering Doctorate is a professional 4-year degree that combines the scientific research of a PhD with the business skills needed to thrive in a competitive workplace.
Year 1: 4 months of technical training to provide the researcher with relevant background knowledge. This is followed by the production of a comprehensive literature review and initial research.
Year 2: Core research and a number of professional training modules.
Year 3: Core research.
Year 4: Final research, final professional training modules and writing up results into a thesis.
The researchers will also attend quarterly progress meetings where they will communicate their results to their sponsors.
MSc by Research
The MSc differs from the taught equivalent as it is solely assessed on the research thesis produced. The student will work on the research problem from day one and will spend approximately 3 months doing background research and initial experiments, 6 months doing core research and the final 3 months writing up their results.
As the M2A utilises funds from Government bodies it has to ensure that it is compliant with State Aid law. The projects are run on a no state aid basis therefore the division of any arising IPR has to be fair and equal. The following arising IPR terms are typical of a research collaboration contract;
Arising Intellectual Property shall vest and be owned as follows: