MSc(Eng) Advanced Solid State Chemistry and its Applications

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our one year postgraduate taught courses provide an innovative programme of study in which students are challenged to achieve their best; developing specialist skills and knowledge sought after by employers, as well as establishing an ideal background for PhD research.

Studying at the University of Sheffield has definitely moulded me to become a better individual as well as a team mate. The knowledge and skills I have learnt have enabled me to secure a good job, and allowed me to grasp the concept of my new job responsibilities within a shorter time frame.

Alumni Jasmin Wong, Project Engineer at Plazology Limited

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Solid State Chemistry covers the latest advances in advanced inorganic materials. Applications range from energy storage systems, electronic materials and sensors to the more traditional but increasingly hi-tech materials and industries that include glass, cement and refractories.

This course is specifically designed to give you a broad overview of the synthesis, structure and properties of inorganic materials together with in-depth coverage of the main groups of ceramic materials.

You'll be able to specialise further when it comes to choosing your personal research project.

MSc(Eng) Students studying for Advanced Solid State Chemistry and its Applications

Modules

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

Core modules

  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Functional and Structural Ceramics
  • Glasses and Cements
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Materials Selection, Properties and Applications
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials
  • Research project in an area of your choice

Optional modules

  • Materials for Energy Applications
  • Nanomaterials

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory classes

Assessment

  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Solid State Chemistry covers the latest advances in advanced inorganic materials with applications ranging from energy storage systems, electronic materials and sensors to the more traditional, but increasingly hi-tech materials and industries that include glass, cement and refractories.

This course is specifically designed to give students a broad overview of the synthesis, structure and properties of inorganic materials together with in-depth coverage of the main groups of ceramic materials and allows you further specialisation when it comes to choosing your personal research project.

MSc(Eng) Students studying for Advanced Solid State Chemistry and its Applications

Core modules

  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Functional and Structural Ceramics
  • Glasses and Cements
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Materials Selection, Properties and Applications
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials
  • Research project in an area of your choice

Teaching and assessment

Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes delivered by academic and industry experts.

You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, metallurgy, chemistry, physics or a related engineering subject from an approved institution.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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

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Any questions?

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

Andrew Keating
E: a.keating@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5941

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.