Taught course

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Birmingham · Department of Metallurgy and Materials

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Entry requirements

2.ii or above in engineering/technical subjects (such as materials, engineering, physics or chemistry) or equivalent for International students.

Months of entry


Course content

Materials underpin almost all industrial sectors and the global challenges have increased the demand for new materials. Accordingly, there is a growing demand for materials engineers and researchers worldwide and in rapidly developing countries in particular. The School of Metallurgy and Materials has long been a centre of excellence in materials research and education.

This one-year master course comprises 12 taught modules (two-thirds of the year) taken in Semesters I and II and an individual research project (one-third of the year) carried out in Semester III & summer in a broad range of topics related to Materials Science and Engineering in any of the Research Groups within the School of Metallurgy and Materials. All students must start the MSc Course at the beginning of the academic year and finish at the end of the academic year (September).

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Information for international students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Standard English requirement apply.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005