Taught course

Advanced Aerospace Engineering MSc

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Engineering and Materials Science

Entry requirements

A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Engineering or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme is for students who want to further develop their expertise in aerospace engineering. You can tailor your degree to build on your prior experience, choosing modules that reflect your interests and chosen specialism, in areas such as spacecraft design, flight control and aeroelasticity.

  • Join research groups working at the cutting edge of aerospace engineering and computational modelling at a top UK university.
  • Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society, demonstrating to employers that our graduates have an industry-level standard of knowledge.
  • Work with our state-of-the-art facilities including the Whitehead Aeronautical Laboratory flight simulator and wind tunnels.

What you'll study

On this MSc course, you’ll be placed at the forefront of innovation in aerodynamics. We aim to build on your existing expertise by equipping you with advanced skills in computational modelling, numerical techniques and an in-depth understanding of engineering approaches to current aerospace problems. You can then choose to specialise in key fields by choosing from optional modules.

You’ll be supported to gain the skills necessary to work in the aerospace engineering industry, whether as a researcher or as an engineer for an aerospace company. You will collaborate with researchers working on alternative fuel sources, future-proofing your career by keeping you at the forefront of innovation in this sector.

You’ll be integrated into one of our research teams and work on an aerospace engineering-related project, supervised by one of our research experts. You’ll have access to our excellent facilities to work on your project.

From classroom-based learning to hands-on work in labs and workshops, every day will be different.


This programme is taught by leading academics with experience in research and industry, who have previously worked at organisations including Nasa Langley Research Centre, Airbus, Cambridge University, Rolls Royce, German Aerospace Agency, Imperial College London, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Central South University China.

Our academics conduct high-quality research in a wide range of areas. This research feeds into our teaching at all levels, ensuring you share in the latest advancements.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions, as well as completing coursework for academic feedback.

You will be assigned an Academic Advisor who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.


  • Engineering facilities include:
  • Combustion Laboratory
  • Computational Modelling Facilities
  • Flight Simulator
  • Mechanical Testing Facilities
  • Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Labs
  • Whitehead Aeronautical Laboratory
  • Wind Tunnels - High Speed, Low Speed, Acoustics Research Rig
  • Workshops for Engineering Manufacture

Career paths

You can expect to leave this programme as a well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment in many leading industries, as well as in research. Graduates from Aerospace programmes at Queen Mary have been hired into roles such as:

  • Systems Engineer in Maritime and Combat Systems
  • Data Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Graduate Systems Engineer
  • Audio Visual Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Stress Engineer
  • IT Analyst

At companies and organisations including:

  • Boeing
  • British Airways
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Transport for London

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts while at university.

96% of Engineering and Materials Science postgraduates are in employment or study 15 months after graduation (GOS, 2019/20)

95% of those postgraduates are in highly skilled roles (GOS, 2019/20)

Information for international students

English language requirement: IELTS 6.5

If you're an international student you'll need to get ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) approval

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

  • Home: £12,650
  • Overseas: £28,900

Conditional deposit

  • Home: Not applicable
  • Overseas: £2000

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award


There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Postgraduate loans (UK students)
  • Country-specific scholarships for international students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Materials Science