Materials Science and Engineering Masters/MSc
How long it takes:
MSc: 1 year full-time
Distance learning/ Campus
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This course consists of 180 credits distributed over 12 months. Two thirds of the content (120 credits) consists of taught modules. One third of the content (60 credits) is the individual research project, which is carried out in the summer.
The core modules will ensure you will gain the adequate background to tackle most aspects of Materials Science and Engineering, and ensure you will develop key professional and research skills. You will learn the fundamentals of materials science, and how materials can be analysed and studied.
- Introduction to Materials * – 10 credits
- Materials Characterisation – 10 credits
- Presentation and Communication Skills/Team Skills development – 10 credits
- Effective Project Management – 10 credits
- Research Project – 60 credits
Select 60-80 credits (dependent on whether you have taken the Intro to Materials module). Example modules:
- Design Against Failure
- Electron Microscopy
- Functional Materials
- Polymer Science and Soft Matter
- Surface Engineering
- Advanced Casting and Solidification
- Materials for Sustainable Environment Technologies (MSET) – 10 credits
- Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies – 10 credits
- Materials for Energy Generation and Storage – 10 credits
- Physical Metallurgy (Titanium and Nickel) – 10 credits
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
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.
- BAE Systems
- Royal Air Force
- British Petroleum
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