Taught course

Advanced Engineering Materials

The University of Manchester · School of Materials

Entry requirements

You will need at least a UK 2.2 Honours degree in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Metallurgical Engineering, Biomaterials and Chemistry (a 2.1 is needed). We may also consider other backgrounds, please email pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

A Masters course providing the foundation for 21st century technologies - from fuel cells to aeroengines

The complete masters (MSc) course in Advanced Engineering Materials provides you with an in-depth understanding of the key factors that govern the design and selection of materials for use in advanced engineering applications, as well as their processing, properties and stability.

The programme aims to convey detailed knowledge of state-of-the-art materials systems, with a focus on composites, advanced alloys and functional and engineering ceramics. The students explore the technologies used in the manufacture and processing of advanced materials and develop an understanding of the relationships between composition, microstructure, processing and performance. The student learn how to assess materials performance in service and develop an understanding of the processes of degradation in hostile conditions. They are also trained in the essential skills needed to design and develop the next generation of high performance engineering materials, establishing a strong foundation for a future career in industry or research.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); Internet based TOEFL: speaking - 20, reading - 20, writing - 20, listening - 20, overall 90. Please contact us if you have an alternative qualification and we will make an individual assessment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

You have the opportunity to be awarded a Manchester Materials Masters Scholarship, based on the merit of your application, against the applications of other candidates and so it is advisable to apply early.
UK/EU students: 100% scholarships plus living costs
Overseas students: part-tuition fee scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Materials
+44 (0)161 306 5932