How to apply

Once you've decided which materials science and engineering course you would like to study, you will need to apply via our quick and easy online postgraduate application form

There are no specific application deadlines for our postgraduate courses. However you should be aware, our courses are full time and start in the autumn (September/October) so give yourself plenty of time in which to apply, particularly if you are an international applicant and will need to arrange a student visa.

Entry requirements

Our courses require a good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject. The MSc Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine course requires some experience in a bio-related subject and some chemistry. The MSc(Eng) Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering course requires some experience in polymers or composites.

English language requirements: courses require at least an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For applicants who would like to improve their English language skills before registering, pre-sessional English language courses are available at the International Summer School.

Your application

You will need to include certain documents to support your application, for example evidence of your previous qualifications and a personal statement. You can supply these simply by uploading them to the relevant sections of your online application. 

For further information about what you need, visit the supporting documents page.

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you will need a CAS number to include in your application.

After you apply

After the University receives your application, they will create an applicant record for you. When this is ready they will send you an email containing your application and choice numbers. You should normally receive this email within two working days. Your application is then sent to our postgraduate taught admissions team for consideration.

Once we have made a decision on your application, we will send you an email to tell you what that decision is and what you need to do next.

It's worth noting you can check the progress of your application at any time simply by logging back into your form.

Further information

If you have any questions about your application, please contact our admissions team:

Andrew KeatingAndrew Keating
Postgraduate Admissions Officer

Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 5941

Dr Joel Foreman

Dr Joel Foreman
Postgraduate Taught Admissions Tutor

Email: Telephone: +44(0) 114 222 5920