"In these challenging times the EngD will lead to endless opportunities"

- Victoria, Research Engineer

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Functional Industrial Coatings

COATED M2A Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Functional Industrial Coatings at Swansea University: Funded doctoral training in collaboration with industrial partners to deliver research excellence with great opportunities.


"the opportunities I have been given throughout this scheme are unrivalled, far superior to the opportunities I would have had within the same 4 years in industry. I’ve managed to find new friends, expand my knowledge far beyond my expectations, work with the most amazing team of people, gain the highest academic qualification within the field of Engineering and get paid for the privilege! This sounds too good to be true but honestly it has been life changing”

- John, Research Engineer

“The research community fostered by being part of a large cohort of research engineers meant I felt supported by a group of similar peers, even when taking on something as potentially daunting as a doctorate.”

- Dan, Research Engineer

“The industry supported nature of the EngD has helped me develop lasting connections with my sponsor company, a top ten global steel producer”

- Josh, Research Engineer

Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) provides industry led postgraduate research training based at Swansea University's new Bay Campus. M2A is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.