Taught course

Advanced Materials

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a relevant materials or chemistry-related subject. We will also consider engineering graduates on an individual basis, to ensure that they have the chemistry skills required for the research project. We may also consider your application if you can demonstrate highly relevant work experience in a related field.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

English requirements: IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Months of entry


Course content


From clean energy to clean water, advanced materials provide the building blocks of innovation in a vast range of sectors and applications. As a materials chemist, you may design and develop intelligent products for areas such as health, energy, mobility, and communication, as well as environment and climate management.

Our MSc Advanced Materials offers the chance to get to grips with materials chemistry including the design, analysis, and characterisation of materials. With a multi-disciplinary approach, we offer a fascinating combination of chemistry and project management to develop your professional skills and prepare you to join the next generation of materials scientists.

The course is suited to talented chemists and scientists with a passion for analysing and creating innovative materials. With a core interest in materials chemistry, on this course, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure and performance of different materials, the fundamental principles driving the development of innovative products, and strategies for the design and development of novel materials.

Career Prospects

With a mix of chemistry, engineering and project management, MSc Advanced Materials will equip you with the skills to join the next generation of materials scientists. From academia to industry, whether in a technical role driving discovery or a managerial role leading teams, this course can help you prepare for a future at the forefront of materials development.

As such, it’s a qualification that could take you into various industries or sector, in roles including:

  • Research scientist
  • Materials scientist/metallurgist
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Quality control chemist/analyst
  • Technical manager
  • Technical sales
  • Consultancy and management work (technical and non-technical)
  • PhD studies

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to extend your skills, or already in practice and looking to progress your career, this course develops a range of professional-standard skills and opens up a variety of specialist career paths.

We place employability at the heart of your learning and teaching, regularly reviewing our courses to ensure that they are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of industry. You will be taught and supervised by research experts, most of who are at the forefront of their specialist field and who will give you support and guidance throughout your studies.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK see our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969