Taught course

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Loughborough University · Department of Materials

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Entry requirements

An 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a science or engineering subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will provide you with the expertise in advanced materials and engineering needed to design innovative and sustainable materials for today’s world.

Our master's in advanced material science and engineering encompasses all aspects of materials: their selection, manufacture, testing, use and applications, as well as environmental impact both during production and at the end of life. You’ll be equipped with a core knowledge of materials science and engineering that can be applied to a range of materials-based careers, giving you flexibility within the job market.

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the underlying principles and relationship between properties of materials and their composition and microstructure
  • the synthesis and production of materials and the relationship between this and their subsequent properties
  • the underpinning concepts and practical use of a range of characterisation techniques.

The specialist knowledge gained can be applied to a wide range of industrial sectors, including: aerospace, automotive, power generation and distribution, IT, manufacturing and consumer goods.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223332