Postgraduate sponsorships

Tata Steel currently sponsors approximately 100 postgraduate students in a variety of technical and engineering programmes.

The majority of these are supported by grants from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

To be considered for sponsorship we look for motivated, articulate graduates with a degree in any scientific, technical or engineering discipline. The research projects are derived from real challenges that face industry, thus researchers can make a significant contribution to the performance of Tata Steel.

Every postgraduate project is different and Tata Steel encourages students to spend time at its Technology Centres or manufacturing sites, working in close collaboration with their Tata Steel Industrial Supervisor. 

Tata Steel also offers employment for technically skilled postgraduates across a range of disciplines:

  • Engineering

  • Metallurgy

  • Environment


There are two main routes to sponsored postgraduate study with Tata Steel which are outlined below.  To meet the minimum requirements for this, all applicants must possess at least an upper second honours degree or a lower second supported by a Masters, or equivalent.