Taught course

Our unique training programme is spread over four years, and comprises six months of taught courses taken by the whole cohort in the first half of the first year, followed by a substantive research project.

Students will commence the course with a series of taught courses – covering a wide range of topics in inorganic materials – and a short industrial internship. Training modules involve lectures, problem classes, tutorials, site visits and advanced practical components. All modules involve some aspect of formal assessment, including written reports, problem-solving, and group and individual presentations. During all four years of the programme, students also receive a tailored programme designed to broaden their research and professional skills. A diagram showing the overall structure of the course is shown below.

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