The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)

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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 post graduate study. 

Materials Education, Training and Learning project (METaL)

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The Materials Education, Training and Learning project (METaL) is a work-based learning programme that provides funded training for the existing materials and manufacturing workforce in Wales.

Three day, flexible short training courses that cover the fundamental principles that underpin advanced engineering can be delivered to the workforce of companies based in Wales, either at the company premises or at our Baglan facility.