Taught course

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Leeds · School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK second class (2.2) honours degree or equivalent in engineering, a physical science or mathematics. Other graduates with appropriate industrial experience at a professional level will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re a graduate from a science, mathematics, technology or another engineering discipline, this programme provides the knowledge and skills to convert to a specialism in materials science and engineering or metallurgy to meet the present needs and future challenges of advanced materials and manufacturing in areas such as transportation, bioengineering, energy, electronics and information technology, sport and sustainable development.

Alternatively, if you’re already a professional engineer in the materials sector, you’ll have the chance to expand your expertise to enhance your career prospects.

Core modules cover key topics such as materials structures, processing-structure-property relationships, characterisation and failure analysis. You’ll also choose one from three groups of optional modules to focus your specialism to suit your own career plans and interests. Taught by experts in world-class facilities, you’ll gain the skills to thrive in a growing and fast-changing field.

Information for international students

Students from outside the EU are guaranteed a place in University accommodation if they are accepted on the course, and apply for accommodation before the deadline. If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification eg IELTS ot TOEFL.

Fees and funding

The Faculty of Engineering and the School of Chemical and Process Engineering offer a range of scholarships for Home, EU and International students. For some programmes, there may also be external sources of funding available to some students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 2343