Taught course

Advanced Materials Modelling ICME

University of Birmingham · Department of Metallurgy and Materials

Entry requirements

2.2 or above in engineering, physical science, mathematics or equivalent industrial experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme in advanced materials modelling focuses on theory and simulation of microstructure and material behaviour for industrial application in aerospace, automotive and energy sectors. Open to graduates of engineering, physical sciences, mathematics and computer science, with an interest in research or industrial applications.

The programme is the first of its kind in the UK, with modules taught within an Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) context, which is an exciting emerging interdisciplinary field.

The programme covers multi-scale physics of advanced engineering alloys ranging from atomistic simulations, microstructure evolution, continuum mechanics at the micro, meso and macro scales and numerial methods. Specific topics include density functional theory, phase field, crystal plasticity, solid mechanics and computational fluid mechanics. Training and access will be provided to specialist software and the high performance computational facilities of the PRISM⊃2; modelling centre.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Summer projects with industry are available.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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This programme is eligible for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme. Applications can be submitted here. Bursaries will fund MSc tuition fees up to £9,500.

Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For further information contact the School directly or email financialsupport@bham.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005