Taught course

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Loughborough University · Department of Materials

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 and innovate sustainable materials for today’s world.

Materials is a discipline which underpins global industry, opening worldwide opportunities for a well-paid and rewarding career. From materials developed to increase the effectiveness of replacement joints to advances for a more fuel-efficient vehicle design, opportunities are endless.

Our programmes have a long track record of delivering high-quality and research-led education. The development of new and improved materials is at the very heart of a range of technologies and you'll have the opportunity to explore and deepen your understanding of the scientific, engineering and design aspects of materials, their structure, properties, processing, in-service behaviour and environmental impact, at a more advanced level.

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.

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