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The University of Sheffield

Ceramic Science and Engineering

Ceramic materials range from new electroceramics and high-temperature materials for aerospace, as well as other engineering applications, to the more traditional refractories and cements where new systems are being developed.

Our course introduces you to the theories and concepts that make it all possible.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, metallurgy, chemistry, physics or a related engineering subject from an approved institution.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

  • Functional and Structural Ceramics
  • Glasses and Cements
  • 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.

Examples of optional modules

  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Materials for Energy
  • Nanomaterials

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 10,970 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 20,470 (Whole course) International 1 Years

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