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Advanced Materials Science MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Materials Science

Course type


Course Summary

With a growing world population, there is increasing need for scientific experts and entrepreneurs who can develop novel materials with advanced properties - addressing critical issues from energy to healthcare - and take scientific discoveries to the commercial world. This degree combines frontline research-based teaching from across UCL to train the next generation of materials scientists. The programme aims to equip students with advanced, comprehensive knowledge of materials science and related state-of-the-art technologies, an understanding of the structure, properties and applications of materials, scientific research skills, and the insight and capability to be an entrepreneur in the field. In addition, students will engage in a literature project and a six-month cutting-edge research project. Advanced Materials Science MSc relates scientific theories to research and applications of advanced materials, encourages innovation and creative thinking, and contextualises scientific innovation within the global market and entrepreneurship. The programme aims to deliver innovative teaching; from the group design projects where students are challenged to design the next advanced material to the module, Mastering Entrepreneurship, where students learn how to apply research in the commercial world. Students on this interdisciplinary programme benefit from UCL's emphasis on research-based learning and teaching and research input from departments across UCL in mathematical and physical sciences, and in engineering. On graduation students will be equipped for a future career as a materials scientist or engineer in academia or industry, or as an entrepreneur.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing - Core
Microstructural Control in Materials Science - Core
Research Methodology - Core
Advanced Materials Characterisation - Core
Materials Design, Selection and Discovery - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.