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MScMaterials Science and Engineering

Tuition fee £20,470 per year
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This course prepares you for a career in the industry by teaching you the concepts and theories that make materials science and engineering possible. It is taught by experts who are working at the cutting edge of materials science and technology.

The course will give you in-depth technical knowledge and advanced expertise in your chosen materials field. You’ll develop analytical and research skills and gain experience in project planning and management.

You’ll carry out a research project, which may be experimentally, theoretically or industrially based:
- Industrially-based research, suggested by an industrial organisation, may involve close co-operation with that organisation.
- An experimental or theoretical-based research project will be with one of our world-leading research groups, and involve significant amounts of hands-on work practical work.

Programme structure


There may be some changes to these modules before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department.

Core modules

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

Optional modules

Functional and Structural Ceramics
Design and Manufacture of Composites
Materials for Energy Applications
Metals Processing Case Studies
Glasses and Cements
Metallurgical Processing


Laboratory classes


Formal exams
Coursework assignments

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States