University of Surrey

Advanced Materials

This is a broad-based, flexible modular programme, giving you a thorough understanding of advanced engineering materials, their manufacture, and the techniques used for their characterisation. This programme is a springboard for career development, new employment opportunities and postgraduate research. It provides a strong platform for workplace-based continuing education with many part-time students funded by their employers.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline. Relevant experience may also be considered.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

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Course modules

Example module listing: Introduction to materials science; research methods; research project planning; project; introduction to composite materials science; characterisation of advanced materials; introduction to physical metallurgy; polymers: science, engineering and applications; structural ceramics and hard coatings; surface analysis: XPS, auger and sims; materials under stress; the science and technology of adhesive bonding; composite materials technology; corrosion engineering; nanomaterials; advanced materials independent study (part-time only); advanced materials project (part-time only); project (part-time only).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a final project or a 10,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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