Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Loughborough University has a long history of internationally recognised research in the study and development of new materials, and our Physics of Materials MSc provides you with the opportunity to work with expert researchers in the field. Our Physics of Materials MSc is a research-focused comprehensive programme designed to equip you with the advanced theoretical and mathematical skills of a professional physicist.

The ability to create new materials that are stronger, lighter, or perform better, is the key to advancements across all areas of science, technology and engineering. This cutting edge postgraduate degree programme gives you the chance to explore, with our expert researchers, the physics of new materials, their preparation and characterisation, at a University that is internationally recognised for its contributions to the fields of physics and materials science.

Over the course of the Physics of Materials MSc programme, you will learn how to work with modern equipment and make an analysis of your own experimental and theoretical data, as well as applying modern physics methods to assess materials, examine properties of novel materials, and develop the advanced theoretical and quantitative skills that are highly sought after by employers.

The Physics of Materials MSc contains a combination of supervised research work, development of research skills and taught material designed to equip you with the skills needed to make an impact in the wide variety of industries whose successes are driven by the development of new materials, or to continue with your academic research.

Experimental facilities at Loughborough include pulsed laser deposition, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering and X-Ray diffraction. The departmental observatory has a 16-inch equatorially-mounted Meade telescope and other astronomical equipment.

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


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
tel:(0)1509 223301