Taught course

Materials Research

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

Entry requirements

For all Engineering and Materials MSc programmes we require

  • A good second class degree or the equivalent international undergraduate degree*
  • One reference from your academic institution‡
  • A CV or resumé
  • A statement of purpose
  • An official transcript of your first degree of studies from your undergraduate university, with an English translation (if needed).
  • Proof of English at IELTS 6.5 (if needed)

Months of entry

September

Course content

This long established programme provides rigorous training in both theoretical and applied research for those who wish to pursue their career as a professional materials scientist. 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.

The MSc in Materials Research will provide an insight into areas of manufacturing, planning and control systems, knowledge based systems and measurements and manufacturing systems. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches.

A substantial component of the programme is the research project. The research project is undertaken alongside taught modules throughout the academic year, and will be based within one of the materials-based research groups of the School of Engineering and Materials Science. The research project may be focused in the fields of Ceramics, Polymers, Composites, Elastomers, Functional Materials or Manufacturing Technologies.

Programme outline
The programme includes four core modules, one module option and a research project.

Core modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Materials Selection and Design
  • Operational and Financial Management
  • Research Project


Option modules may include:

Manufacturing Processes

  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Advanced Topics in Biomaterials
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Phase Transformations
  • Composites
  • Environmental Properties of Materials
  • Nanotechnology and Advanced Functional Materials

Information for international students

Fees for International (non-EU) students

General MSc and MRes programmes: £17,450
MSc in Dental Materials (taught jointly with the School of Medicine and Dentistry): £19,150
For more information about how to pay your fees and instalments, please go to our main Queen Mary website.

Fees and funding

Fees for UK and EU students

General MSc and MRes programmes: £8,700
MSc in Dental Materials (taught jointly with the School of Medicine and Dentistry): £12,250
For more information about how to pay your fees and instalments, please go to our main Queen Mary website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MRes

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Dissertation70 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Email
sems-pgadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8734