Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
It’s a fantastic time to be a specialist in aerospace materials. Sheffield is at the heart of the UK aerospace industry. Many international aerospace companies look to the department to discover ways to improve both materials and processes for use in their products.
You’ll develop knowledge of the manufacturing, processing and properties of the metals and composite materials used in airframes and aeroengines. You’ll also be trained in the fundamentals of thermodynamics, structure and mechanical behaviour.
Fully accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3). Graduates will have the underpinning knowledge for later professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
- Engineering Alloys
- Science of Materials
- Materials Processing and Characterisation
- Practical, Modelling and Digital Skills
- Design and Manufacture of Composites
- Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue
- Advanced Materials Manufacturing
- Heat and Materials with Application
- Research Project in an area of your choice
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes.
You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
I applied to Sheffield as I thought it was the best place to study materials. I now know this to be true having experienced such a supportive environment where staff are on hand to answer questions and reassure you in your studies.
MSc Aerospace Materials graduate. Now Edison Engineer at GE Aviation.
A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 5941
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.