MSc Materials Science and Engineering
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.
About the course
Course description 2017
It is estimated 70 per cent of innovations are due to an advance in materials. This course provides a solid grounding in all types of man-made materials, and aims to prepare you for a career in industry 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, and you’ll have the option to specialise in the area that interests you the most.
- 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
Examples of optional modules
- Functional and Structural Ceramics
- Design and Manufacture of Composites
- Materials for Energy Applications
- Metals Processing Case Studies
- Glasses and Cements
- Metallurgical Processing
- Nanostructures and Nanostructuring
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.
1 year full-time
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.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.