Taught course

Materials Science and Technology

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of Materials
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our Materials Science and Technology MSc 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 used in modern high technology manufacturing and industry.
The Materials Science and Technology MSc encompasses all aspects of materials; their selection, manufacture, testing, assembly and environmental impact both during production and at the end of life.
Our Materials Science and Technology 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.
The specialist knowledge on this Materials Science and Technology programme can then be applied to a wide range of industrial contexts including aerospace, automotive, power generation and distribution, IT and manufacturing amongst many others.
The combination of high quality lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes with the learning of, for example, research methodologies and planning, plus presentation skills, provides those who successfully complete the MST course with the core knowledge that is in great demand both within academia and industry. This learning makes our MST students highly-employable.
On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • the principles underlying the relationship between the synthesis of materials and their subsequent properties, with a greater or lesser knowledge of the individual materials classes or specific properties, depending on the specific modules taken
  • the principles underlying the relationship between the properties of materials and their composition and microstructure, with a greater or lesser knowledge of the individual materials classes or specific properties depending on the specific modules taken.
  • the underpinning concepts and practical use of a range of characterisation techniques, with a greater or lesser knowledge of any specific technique depending on the specific modules taken.

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 and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
8 months

PGCert

full time
4 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

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