Cannot be taken with: MAT356, MAT4356, MAT4357, MAT61018

Aims/Description: Each project is an original research investigation carried out individually under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff. It is intended to provide research training, and involves the completion of a comprehensive literature survey including the reading of original papers and review articles in Learned Society journals and conference proceedings. Each project will usually also involve laboratory work although some may be based primarily on computational studies or a detailed examination of the published literature. It provides an opportunity for students to pursue their own subject-related interests The project is over the academic year and the student will be embedded in one of the world class research groups within materials to work alongside PhD students and post doctoral research assistants.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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