Taught course

Materials Science

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
Qualifications
MASt

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK first class honours degree in materials science or materials engineering.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MASt in Materials Science aims to train to Masters level students who already have a bachelors' degree in Materials Science. It is a predominantly taught course in which candidates work alongside the 4th-year students taking the integrated Cambridge BA/MSci Materials Science course. It is designed for students who may wish to pursue a professional career in Materials Science / Materials Engineering or related areas (in academic or industrial research) and who are already familiar with the subject.

The course allows students to continue a broad Materials Science education across a range of topics : the taught element consists of a series of approximately 16 modular lecture courses, covering a broad range of aspects of Materials Science, including Structural Materials, Device Materials, Materials Characterisation, Materials Chemistry and Biological & Pharmaceutical Materials. A research project is undertaken over 6 months, between October and March.

Specific aims are:

  1. to build on the knowledge and ideas gained in prior Materials Science courses;
  2. to develop a more specialised and in-depth understanding of Materials Science in selected areas;
  3. to further develop analytical and presentational skills, both orally and in writing;
  4. to provide training in investigating research problems, including gaining an understanding of relevant research techniques and also of the design and interpretation of experiments.

Qualification and course duration

MASt

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
mast-applications@msm.cam.ac.uk