Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
It is estimated that 70 per cent of innovations are due to an advance in materials. This course provides a solid grounding across a wide variety of materials, and aims to prepare you for a career in industry or research by teaching you the concepts and theories that make materials science and engineering possible.
Our research-led teaching introduces you to all the latest developments. You’ll have the option to keep your course general or tailor your degree with optional modules to specialise in the area that interests you the most.
- Science of Materials
- Materials Processing and Characterisation
- Practical, Modelling and Digital Skills
- Heat and Materials with Application
- Research Project in an area of your choice
- Nuclear Reactor Engineering Studies
- Functional and Structural Ceramics
- Engineering Alloys
- Glasses and Cements
- Metallurgical Processing
- Advanced Nuclear Systems
- Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue
- Solid State Chemistry
- Materials for Energy Applications
- Design and Manufacture of Composites
- Advanced Materials Manufacturing: Part 1
- Nanostructures and Nanostructuring
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.
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.