MSc (Eng) Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Explore the challenges faced by industry in your chosen area of expertise. Employers around the world know we take talented students and push them to achieve their best.

This is one of the largest, best equipped materials departments in the UK. Our teaching is supported by internationally recognised research from our eight interdisciplinary centres.

We use science to solve problems. We understand how research is applied. Our work with some of the biggest names in industry brings an extra dimension to our masters courses.

About the course

High-value manufacturing companies all over the world need well qualified specialists with the equivalent of an MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

High-value materials are vital across all sectors, including transport, energy, renewables, healthcare, food production, and construction.

Through specific aerospace and advanced metallic materials options, you’ll be equipped with all the technical skills and personal qualities necessary for a high-level career in the advanced manufacturing industry.

This course will suit students from a physics or chemistry background, looking to transition into a career in engineering.

It will equip you with a skill set equivalent to that of an MEng graduate in Materials Science and Engineering.


Core modules

You'll take 95 credits of core taught modules:

  • Metallurgical processing
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing – Part I
  • Deformation, fracture and fatigue
  • Introduction to Finite Element Modelling
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials with Application

There may be some changes to these modules before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department.

Industrial Training Programme (ITP)

You'll have the option to take one of our innovative Industrial Training Programmes (ITP), which provides direct contact with CEOs and managing directors from industry.

Choose your own career pathway

You'll complete a further 25 credits of taught material focused on either aerospace materials or advanced metals.

Advanced metals route

  • Metals
  • Science of materials

Aerospace materials route

  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Metallury

All students then carry out a piece of original research, worth 60 credits, on advanced materials.


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory classes


  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

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Key facts

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in physical science or engineering from an approved institution.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses


We have a global reputation for advanced manufacturing. The department's Mercury Centre combines production-scale manufacturing equipment with a powerful suite of analytical facilities, including electron microscopy and computer modelling.

We also work closely with the University's world-class Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Your career

Our graduates are equipped to progress rapidly to a position of responsibility and provide technical, managerial and entrepreneurial leadership in the advanced materials manufacturing industry.

Roles include:

  • Materials technologist
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Research engineer

Prospective employers include Rolls Royce, GKN Aerospace, Alcoa Forgings and the National Nuclear Laboratory.

Learn from experts

Our teaching is supported by our internationally recognised research. Our reputation is built on a strong collaborative ethos, bringing together experimental, theoretical and modelling methodologies to solve problems. We're a member of eight interdisciplinary research centres within the University and we have strong links with industry.

Your projects will be based on our own original research. Enthusiastic and supportive staff will take you through the latest theories and discoveries in the field. You'll be challenged and stretched as we encourage you to exploit opportunities for innovation across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

Our six research themes describe what we do: biomaterials and tissue engineering; nuclear engineering; nanomaterials and nanoengineering; functional materials and devices; advanced structural materials; multiscale materials modelling.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Andrew Keating
T: +44 (0)114 222 5941