Taught course

Advanced Materials

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

You'll need a good UK honours degree - at least a 2:2 - or the international equivalent, in a materials or chemistry-related subject. Graduates with engineering degrees may be considered on an individual basis to ensure that they have the chemistry background skills required for the individual research project. Applicants with relevant and extensive professional experience in the relevant fields will be considered.

International students please see our website.

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


New materials can save lives, help us to protect the environment and transform transport, agriculture and the products we use everyday in our homes. Put simply, the expertise to create advanced materials gives us the power to change the world we live in.

From clean energy to cleaner water, advanced materials provide the building blocks of improvment and innovation in a range of sectors and disciplines. MSc Advanced Materials offers the chance to get grips with design, development and analysis of these materials, with a multi-disiplinary approach that offers a fascinating combination of chemistry, engineering and project management.

The course is suited to talented chemists and scientists with a passion for analysing and creating innovative materials. You'll develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure and performance of different materials, the fundamental principals 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 and engineers. 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.

Whether you are a recent graduate looking to extend your skills, or already in practice and looking to progress your career, our programme develops a range of professional-standard skills and opens up a variety of specialist career paths. It will help you take a significant step towards your future career goals.

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 whom are at the forefront of their specialist field and who will give you support and guidance throughout your studies.

Course Units

  • Applied Materials for Modernisation
  • Innovative Materials
  • Energy Materials
  • Bulk Characterisation Techniques in Material Science
  • Electron-Spectroscopy and Imaging Techniques for Surface Analysis
  • Nanotechnology
  • Management of Projects Fundamentals
  • Management of Projects Professional Practice
  • Advanced Project and Personal Development

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