A student in a lab at the College of Engineering

World Class Engineering

Swansea University was created to support the manufacturing industry back in 1920 and continues this support today working in collaboration with some of the UK’s biggest industries to lead the way in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. Our world-class research centres, ranked in the top 10 in the UK, hold expertise in the latest material developments, corrosion and coatings, renewable energy, robotics and automation, computational modelling, and the latest manufacturing techniques. Research is led by the College of Engineering, based at the new £450million Bay Campus, with four buildings dedicated to engineering and £10million of new research and teaching equipment. Armed with this wealth of knowledge and experience, Swansea University is leading the way in the dissemination of our research through our teaching and CPD modules.

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The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)

The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) provides industry-led postgraduate research training in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing.

The M2A provides a perfect vehicle for companies wishing to collaborate with  University on a research topic of their making and for companies wishing to grow their own highly skilled employees of the future. 

Fully funded by WEFO, EPSRC and industry, M2A provides 24 EngD places and 8 MSc research places per year along with part-time PhD and masters. The funds provide a healthy living allowance for the research engineers, removing any financial barrier for our brightest students to postgraduate study.