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Aerospace Structures and Materials MSc

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

This new MSc programme is for students with an aerospace engineering or material science degree who want to specialise further in this innovative, fast growing sector. You can tailor your degree to build on your experience, choosing modules that reflect your interests and chosen specialism.

  • Get involved in internationally leading research with industry partners including Airbus, BAE System and GKN etc
  • Join research groups working at the cutting edge of aerospace engineering, and computational modelling at a top UK university
  • Be taught by world-leading academics and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Get involved in advanced numerical simulation in aerospace structure manufacturing
  • Work with our state-of-the-art facilities

What you'll study

On this new MSc course, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation in aerospace structures and materials science. We’ll build on your existing expertise by giving you an in-depth understanding of engineering approaches to current aerospace problems. As well as specialist skills in computational modeling, aerospace structural analysis, material selection theory and implementation issues.

Career paths

You’ll leave this MSc as a very well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment in many leading industries as well as in research.

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts.

Graduates from SEMS postgraduate programmes have gone onto a diverse range of job roles including:

  • Engineering Professionals – Civil, Design, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Actuary
  • Management Consultant


This module will explore the role of advanced nanocomposites in modern engineering. It will cover the micromechanics of these materials with a particular focus on particulate micromechanics and the role of the filler shape, size and morphology. A widerange of nanomaterials will be introduced, and methods for manufacturing these nanocomposites will be explored. Nanocomposites have a huge range of applications, and this module will explore advanced nanocomposites for (i) mechanical and structural applications; (ii) electrical applications; (iii) thermal applications; (iv) barrier membrane applications.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Engineering or a related discipline.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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