Taught course

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Leeds · School of Chemical and Process Engineering

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in engineering, a physical science or mathematics discipline.

Applicants must have strong marks across a breadth of relevant modules, including mathematics and physical sciences.

Relevant professional qualifications and experience may also be considered.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

For graduates from a science, mathematics, technology or another engineering discipline, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to specialise in materials science and engineering or metallurgy.

Taught by leading researchers in world-class facilities, you’ll study topics such as materials structures, processing-structure-property relationships, characterisation and failure analysis. You’ll also choose optional modules to focus your specialism to suit your own career plans and interests.

This Masters degree has been designed to meet the present needs and future challenges of advanced materials and manufacturing. You’ll gain the skills to thrive in a growing and fast-changing field, to help prepare you for a rewarding career.

Course highlights

  • Gain a view of the fundamental structure and properties of materials, and how processing can be used to enhance functionality.

  • Choose to specialise in one of our five pathways: Materials Science, Functional Materials, Polymers and Soft Solids, Metallurgy, and Nanomaterials.

  • Learn about the needs and challenges relevant to areas such as transportation, bioengineering, energy, electronics and information technology, sport and sustainable development.

  • Conduct an extensive, independent research project using our specialist facilities and laboratories – equipping you with the professional skills you’ll need for your career.

  • Our courses are shaped by our world-leading research. You’ll interact with academic staff who are members of the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials and the Bragg Centre for Materials Research, giving you the opportunity to develop professional relationships with researchers at the forefront of the industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 2343