Taught course

Advanced Composites Design

University of Bolton · Faculty of Advanced Engineering and Sciences

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to have a degree or an appropriate professional qualification in: industrial design; product design; computer aided engineering; engineering; technology or a related subject. Your application will also be considered if you have alternative equivalent qualifications with five years relevant work experience.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The aim of the MSc Advanced Composites Design programme is to address urgently-needed solutions to industrial problems in the area of advanced materials. The programme has been developed in conjunction with industry and the University of Manchester as part of the Codate project, and can be delivered by new flexible modes that include block release and e-delivery.

The MSc in Advanced Composites Design is a modular-style course. Fundamentally, the material and delivery methods of the course are industry-driven. Each of the modules will be available in 2-3 week blocks, as well as through e-learning. In this way they can be taken as discrete modules at the point of need by industry.

Modules can be taken purely for professional development, or as credits towards a recognised qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or MSc level.

The full MSc programme covers areas such as composite materials, manufacture, structures, analysis, repair and life cycles.
Our MSc programme is both academically rigorous and vocationally relevant. It has been developed to ensure that it reflects the latest thinking and research in this dynamic area.

We use progressive teaching methods which challenge students and give them the knowledge and skills to cope in a changing world.

A key feature of our teaching and learning strategy is the development of students as independent learners. The emphasis is on personal study, research and individualising module content to address students and employers areas of interest within the field of advanced composites.

Information for international students

If you have not studied your previous qualifications in English, a TOEFL score of at least 575 (written)/230 (computer-based) or an academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 will be required.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton
+44 (0)1204 903903
+44 (0)1204 903809