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Materials Science and Engineering MSc

Materials Science and Engineering MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Materials Science Materials Engineering & Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

New materials underpin development and progress across a wide variety of sectors. New technologies, from planes to batteries, from hip implants to electronic devices, are made possible, and often limited by, the materials we currently know and use. Materials Scientists and Engineers work hard to understand how and why materials behave the way they do, and exploit this knowledge to develop new materials with amazing properties. Studying Materials Science and Engineering, you will develop a fundamental understanding of how the properties of a material, such as strength, electronic properties and biocompatibility, are affected by the material’s structure, such as its crystal structure or microstructure. This knowledge can then be used to formulate strategies to develop new materials, such as alloys able to operate at higher temperatures for jet engine blades or high-toughness ceramics for armour applications. This programme will equip you with the skills required to join a wide variety of industries in the capacity of materials specialist, or continue your education at a PhD level. The programme is currently delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, project-based and laboratory-based teaching and learning methods. The research project involves full-time research for one third of the academic year. The project report must be submitted in September of your year of study and will be internally assessed by two academic staff. Our graduates go on to become engineers and scientists at a wide variety of industrial partners, or opt to continue their studies at PhD level.

Modules

This semester 1 module will develop oral and written communication skills including planning a research thesis, writing a scientific paper, producing posters, structuring visual aids, making an effective poster/oral presentation, summarising reports, achieving focus, using language effectively, and working towards speaking excellence. Lectures will discuss how to: correctly structure a scientific paper; make presentations appropriate to the occasion and to the audience; represent data in different forms; and plan a research thesis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,310

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should obtain 2.2 or above in engineering/technical subjects (eg, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, mathematics or any physical sciences subject).

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more