Taught course

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of Materials
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Advanced Material Science and Engineering is designed to meet the requirements of industry, where qualified materials scientists and engineers are highly sought after.

This challenging interdisciplinary programme spans the major classes of engineering materials essential to advanced modern high technology industries. 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 amongst many others.

Our master's in material science 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.

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

  • the underlying principles for the relationship between properties of materials and their composition and microstructure, with a greater or lesser knowledge of specific individual materials classes or properties depending on modules studied
  • the synthesis and production of materials and the underlying principles for the relationship between this and their subsequent properties, with a greater or lesser knowledge of specific individual materials classes or properties, depending on modules studied
  • characterisation techniques: the underpinning concepts and practical use of a range of characterisation techniques, with a greater or lesser knowledge of specific techniques depending on modules studied

The programme is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), allowing you to progress towards professional chartered status (CEng) after a period of relevant graduate-level employment.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering is suitable for science and engineering graduates who have an interest in materials and want to gain a deeper understanding of them, with a view to increasing their career opportunities in this highly employable field. The programme is also beneficial to scientists, engineers and technicians in industry who work with materials and wish to increase their knowledge in this area.

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all elements.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
(0)1509 223154