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Materials Science and Engineering MSc

Materials Science and Engineering MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Materials Science Materials Engineering & Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

For graduates from a science, mathematics, technology or another engineering discipline, this course provides the knowledge and skills to convert to a specialism in materials science and engineering or metallurgy. The course is designed to meet the present needs and future challenges of advanced materials and manufacturing in areas such as transportation, bioengineering, energy, electronics and information technology, sport and sustainable development.

Alternatively, if you’re already a professional engineer in the materials sector, you’ll have the chance to expand your expertise to enhance your career prospects.

Core modules cover key topics such as materials structures, processing-structure-property relationships, characterisation and failure analysis. You’ll also choose optional modules to focus your specialism to suit your own career plans and interests. Taught by experts in world-class facilities, you’ll gain the skills to thrive in a growing and fast-changing field.

Specialist facilities

You’ll benefit from the chance to study in cutting-edge facilities where our researchers are pushing the boundaries of materials science, engineering and metallurgy. We have state-of-the-art preparative facilities for making and characterising a wide range of materials, as well as equipment and instrumentation for carrying out more fundamental studies into their process-microstructure-property relationships.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Learning and teaching

Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of the discipline through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings. Independent study is also important to the course, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments, vivas and projects.

Career opportunities

There is currently an increasingly high demand for qualified materials scientists, materials engineers and metallurgists.

Career prospects are excellent and cover a wide range of industries concerned with the research and development of new and improved materials, materials synthesis and commercial production, and materials exploitation in cutting-edge applications in engineering and technology.

Modules

The objectives of this module are to: apply a quantitative treatment to the properties of materials, and their origin; provide the scientific basis for the relationship between materials properties and their microstructure; give students the necessary background to understand the design of suitable microstructures to give desired properties across the full range of materials classes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

28,000

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in engineering, a physical science or mathematics discipline. Applicants must have strong marks across a breadth of relevant modules, including mathematics and physical sciences. Relevant professional qualifications and experience may also be considered.

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