An undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in Materials, Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline.
Months of entry
Technological advances, as well as methodological issues, have contributed to the transformation of materials and their functions. A number of challenges lie ahead, as manufacturing supply chains become global, involving companies in strategic alliances and partnerships. Materials research is of great use here, as competition can only be achieved through the development of innovative approaches to the design, development and manufacture of novel materials and their characterisation.
This course is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. You’ll explore the latest experimental techniques in engineering, examine the characteristics, structure and properties of materials in greater depth and have the option to explore modules ranging from Manufacturing Processes, to Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, and Intellectual Property Law and Management.
You'll work on your research project alongside your taught module classes throughout the academic year and work within one of our materials-based research groups in the School of Engineering and Materials Science. Your research project may be focused in the fields of ceramics, polymers, composites, elastomers, functional materials or manufacturing technologies. Your cutting-edge research can lead to publication at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
Not only is this MSc’s curriculum closely aligned to current industry needs, you can gain significant practical experience in our world-class processing facilities, including the NanoVision Centre for Advanced Microscopy, combining high resolution imaging with structural, chemical and mechanical analysis.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Engineering and Materials Science