Entry requirements

A second class (2:2) honours degree or equivalent in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

We have a long history of internationally recognized research in the study and development of new materials. This course gives the possibility of working with and learning from expert researchers in the physics of materials in a friendly and vibrant research atmosphere provided by the international team of scientists at the Department of Physics.

This programme contains a combination of supervised research work, development of research skills and taught material. The programme involves a set of taught modules and an experimental or theoretical research projects.

The theme of project will be dedicated to one of the topical areas in physics of materials including graphene-based materials, thin film materials, shape memory compounds or nanomaterials as well as to experimental study of the mechanical properties of composite and plastic materials.

Programme modules

Compulsory Modules

  • Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Research Methods in Physics
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Research Project Part 1
  • Research Project Part 2
  • Characterisation Techniques in Solid State Physics

Optional Modules

  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Science
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Materials Modelling

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222496