Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a STEM subject.

Applicants who have studied a non-Engineering STEM subject must have at least one mechanics module (such as mechanics of materials, solid mechanics or structural mechanics) at 60%. If you have not studied any mechanics modules then you must have at least one module related to materials (such as structure of materials or strength of materials) at 60% AND one module related to one of the following areas: Maths (algebra, statistics or calculus), Simulations, Manufacture, finite element analysis, MATLAB or other coding experience, or composites at 60%.

Applicants who are predicted to achieve or have achieved a first-class honours degree in a STEM subject and do not meet the above module requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.

For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies. We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.

We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant qualification.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

Composites are increasingly replacing traditional metallic components in various industrial applications, such as aerospace structures, wind turbine blades and automotive components.

This MSc provides you with an in-depth theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of advanced composites. The programme is based in the Bristol Composites Institute (BCI), which houses state-of-the-art composites manufacturing facilities to help you conduct cutting-edge research in the field of composites engineering.

Furthermore, as BCI has strong industrial and research links with major international companies and research centres, you will have great opportunities to study industry-relevant problems through your dissertation projects. BCI is closely collaborating with the National Composites Centre to create synergies between academia and industry. The NCC offers our MSc graduates the chance to apply for the NCC internship scheme, which is an excellent opportunity to gain strong industrial research experience.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 117 394 1649