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Materials Science and Engineering

It is estimated 70% of innovations are due to an advance in materials. This course provides a solid grounding in all types of materials, and aims to prepare you for a career in industry or research by teaching you the concepts and theories that make materials science and engineering possible.

Our research-led teaching introduces you to all the latest developments; you'll have the option to keep your course general or tailor your degree with optional modules to specialise in the area that interests you the most. Specialist modules include ceramic science and advanced solid state chemistry.

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

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; nanomaterials.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 21,450 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years

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